Potential jurors were in correct today for questions from the judge in the case against a State Representative in Southwest Missouri.
Christian County State Representative Dr. Patricia Derges is facing a 23-count federal indictment for allegedly illegally prescribing drugs and for misleading customers on stem cell treatments.
Derges have been indicted on:
- Ten counts of distributing Oxycodone and Adderall over the internet without valid prescriptions.
- Eight counts of wire fraud related to five specific victims.
- Three counts of COVID-19 fraud.
- Two counts of making false statements to federal agents investigating the case.
Judge Brian Wimes interviewed potential jurors on Monday and pushed opening statements in the case to Tuesday.