A story on the rise and fall of Wellington twin pill mill kingpins Jeff and Chris George will air on CNBC’s “American Greed” Thursday, according to the show’s producers.
The episode will air at 10 p.m. Eastern time.
Until their arrests more than five years ago, investigators say the brothers amassed a $40 million pill mill empire that was once the largest operation of its kind in the nation.
State and federal authorities took down the operation with sweeping indictments against the brothers and dozens of others in their operation, including childhood friend, their mother and their wives.
Chris George is serving a 14-year federal prison sentence. A judge sentenced Jeff George last year to the maximum 20-year sentence which was part of a plea agreement in exchange for his testimony against his co-defendants in a case involving the death of patient Joey Bartolucci.
Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Samantha Schosberg Feuer signed off on changes to Nouman Raja’s house arrest this month which allows the 38-year-old to take his two children to predetermined locations and stop to get gas in Boynton Beach either to or on his way back from work.
Additionally, Raja may get a haircut once a month as long as he coordinates the time and location with house arrest officials.
On Oct. 18, investigators say Jones was on the phone with a roadside assistance dispatcher waiting to get help with his broken down car on the exit ramp of Interstate 95 at PGA Boulevard when he was approached Raja. The officer, who was not wearing a uniform and drove an unmarked van, asked if Jones “was good” then told him to put his hands up. Raja fired his gun six times, striking Jones three times, including a fatal shot to the chest, investigators said.