Feds Seize Nearly $1 Million from Long Island Doctor Suspected of Prescribing Pain Meds to Pharmacy Killer

A lawyer for Dr. Eric Jacobson says he has done nothing illegal and plans to contest Wednesday's seizure

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    Federal agents have seized nearly $1 million from three bank accounts of a Long Island doctor indicted in a prescription-painkillers investigation.

    An attorney tells Newsday that Dr. Eric Jacobson has done nothing illegal and plans to contest Wednesday's seizure.

    Authorities say Jacobson is suspected of being one of the doctors who prescribed medication to David Laffer, who is serving life in prison after killing four people during a pharmacy robbery for prescription painkillers in Medford, L.I., last year.

    "What he did was a sick act, and had nothing to do with me prescribing him medication," Jacobson told NBC last December.

    Prosecutors allege in court papers that Jacobson made the seized money by illegally dispensing painkiller prescriptions.

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