Trial date set for Manitowoc doctor

Dr. Charles Szyman leaves federal court in Green Bay June 29, 2016. (WLUK image)

GREEN BAY (WLUK) – A June 26 trial date has been set for a Manitowoc doctor accused of over-prescribing drugs.

Charles Szyman has pleaded not guilty to 19 federal charges of unlawfully prescribing prescription pain killers.

A status conference was held Monday in federal court. The trial is scheduled for four days.

According to the indictment, Szyman "knowingly and intentionally distributed and dispensed unlawfully, and attempted to distribute and dispense unlawfully, a controlled substance outside of his professional practice and not for a legitimate medical purpose."

The Wisconsin Medical Examining Board has suspended Szyman's medical license.

Holy Family Memorial Hospital, where Szyman worked for 16 years, terminated him in 2015.

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