SALT LAKE CITY — A convicted Brigham City pill doctor was to begin serving his prison sentence Monday.
Dewey C. MacKay was scheduled to report to the Federal Bureau of Prisons at noon.
A jury last August found the 64-year-old doctor guilty of 37 counts of illegally dispensing painkillers, including two that resulted in the death of 55-year-old David Wirick; and three counts of using a communication device in a drug trafficking offense. He was acquitted of 44 other counts.
U.S. District Judge Dee Benson sentenced MacKay to 20 years in prison last December.
MacKay's attorneys tried for several months to keep him out of prison while they appealed his conviction. In February, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals was "unable to conclude that MacKay has presented a substantial question for appeal" to justify his ongoing release.
- Fountain Green holds first Christmas light...
- Baby's first Christmas comes with gift of hope
- Pranks spark collection of toilet paper by...
- What to do after the presents are opened?...
- Hatch 'sorry to see' Lee called an...
- Christmas tradition: Judge visits jail to...
- Looming knee surgery inspired man to carve canes
- Once paralyzed, Mormon missionary heading...
- Hatch 'sorry to see' Lee called an... 123
- List of potential prison sites cut to... 44
- Poll: Nearly two-thirds of Utahns... 29
- Mia Love names KSL reporter to head... 18
- Pleasant Grove pizza manager arrested... 12
- Police: Gunman said he shot at trooper... 12
- Utah family making renewed push for... 9
- Judge issues summons for 'Super Dell' 9