After a terrible car accident years ago, Angie, a Grand Junction native was in need of a doctor.
She didn't realize however; that her doctor would eventually be accused of fraud, money laundering and over-prescribing painkillers.
"He was a doctor and I trusted him to take care of me and my body...he did neither," said Anie Linville.
In August of 2011 Dr. Eric Peper and Dr. Sam Jahani were charged with health care fraud, laundering and dispensing controlled substances resulting in death. Charges Angie Linville hopes will bring an end to a drawn out nightmare.
"I know the families of the people that Jahani killed they're never going to forget Jahani. And they do deserve closure," said Angie.
Over a four year period both doctors are accused of committing fraud based out of their medical clinics, the now-shuttered "Urgent Care" centers, located in Delta, Montrose and Grand Junction.
Angie says Dr. Jahani put her on 13 pain-killers a day.
"Morphine I took twice a day...so many of them I can't remember all the names."
Angie said, "They made me feel like nothing could hurt me, I could do anything. That's what Jahani gave, made me, I'm a drug addict"
The government estimated the doctors made 3.22 million dollars in fraudulent claims from 2006 to 2010.
We talked to the U.S. Attorneys office who told us the prosecution is currently in the "motions phase." A trial date has not been set.
The doctors could face life in prison.
"I want his license to be pulled so he could never be a doctor again."
The U.S. Attorney’s Office told us that the last motion filed for the prosecution was in early December.
Recently the judge ruled that the trial would eventually take place in Denver.