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Judge declines to reduce Lazzerini’s $5 million bond

Dr. Frank Lazzerini pleaded not guilty Friday to 272 counts related to allegations he operated a “pill mill” and overprescribed pain medication that led to the deaths of two people.

CANTON Unless someone is willing to post his $5 million bond, Dr. Frank Lazzerini will be spending the months before his trial in the Stark County Jail.

Stark County Common Pleas Judge Kristin Farmer on Friday denied a request to lower the bond amount to around $100,000 with only 10 percent required to be posted up front.

She said she considered the fact that Lazzerini has no prior criminal record and that he had not fled the area the past two years despite knowing he was the subject of a criminal investigation.

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