Szyman trial postponed

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

GREEN BAY (WLUK) – The trial of a Manitowoc doctor accused of illegally overprescribing prescription drugs, scheduled to start Monday, has been postponed to Nov. 13.

Dr. Charles Szyman faces 19 counts of allegedly "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."

Szyman’s attorneys asked for the delay Thursday, although the reason for the request was not available, as the motion was sealed. Prosecutors agreed to the change, court documents show.

The new trial start date is Nov. 13. It’s expected to last about a week.

Szyman faces up to 20 years in prison on each count if convicted.

Wisconsin regulators also suspended his license. Proceedings on if license should be revoked will likely wait until after the criminal case is completed, state officials have said.

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