SPRINGFIELD - Dr. Rita Luthra pleaded not guilty in U.S. District Court Wednesday to charges included in a pared down version of an indictment that led to her arrest at her Longmeadow home two years ago. Luthra originally was charged by a federal grand jury in connection with an alleged pharmaceutical kickback scheme which she vehemently denied since the beginning.
This is an update of a story posted at 11:54 a.m.SPRINGFIELD -- A lawyer for Dr. Rita Luthra on Wednesday called criminal charges against his client a product of "fraudulence or gross incompetence" by federal prosecutors. Luthra, 65, of Longmeadow, was in federal court for her second arraignment on charges related to her allegedly giving patient records to a drug manufacturer, among other offenses. She pleaded not guilty.
SPRINGFIELD -- A Florida businessman literally dodged a bullet while staying in a sixth-floor hotel room at the Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place hotel on Aug. 5, according to a police report. A man who told detectives he was in town as an "anti-union" consultant speaking with a group of local nurses mulling unionizing with the Teamsters said he was watching television and playing the guitar that night around 10 p.m. when he heard a noise.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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