“American Greed” to feature Wellington pill mill bosses Jeff, Chris George

Jeff George (right) sits in court with his attorney, David Roth, Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 2, 2015 during his sentencing in the death of Joseph Joey Bartolucci on charges related to his operation of a pain clinic. (Lannis Waters / The Palm Beach Post)
Jeff George (right) sits in court with his attorney, David Roth, Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 2, 2015 during his sentencing in the death of Joseph Joey Bartolucci on charges related to his operation of a pain clinic. (Lannis Waters / The Palm Beach Post)

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.

Corey Jones: Nouman Raja house arrest modified, allows haircuts, gas

The former Palm Beach Gardens police officer who is charged in the fatal shooting of 31-year-old drummer Corey Jones can now get a haircut, drop his kids off and pump gas for his car while on house arrest, according to court records.

Palm Beach Gardens police officer Nouman Raja appears in court Thursday morning, June 2, 2016, charged in the shooting death of Corey Jones. Nouman Raja is being charged with one count of manslaughter by culpable negligence and one count of attempted first degree murder with a firearm. (Lannis Waters / The Palm Beach Post)
Palm Beach Gardens police officer Nouman Raja appears in court Thursday morning, June 2, 2016, charged in the shooting death of Corey Jones. Nouman Raja is being charged with one count of manslaughter by culpable negligence and one count of attempted first degree murder with a firearm. (Lannis Waters / The Palm Beach Post)

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.

Corey Jones, who was shot on Oct. 11, 2014. (Post file photo)
Corey Jones, who was shot on Oct. 11, 2014. (Post file photo)

Raja was arrested June 1 on charges of  manslaughter and attempted murder and released to house arrest after posting a $250,000 bond. Conditions of his release include wearing an ankle monitor, surrendering his passport, handing over all his guns and staying away from the family of Jones.

He’s also not allowed to work for any law enforcement agency.