February 24, 2010: Statement by U.S. Attorney David Gaouette Regarding the Sentencing of Kristen Parker
Food and Drug Administration
Office of Criminal Investigations
U.S. Department of Justice Press Release
For Immediate Release
February 24, 2010
United States Attorney
District of Colorado
"Today's sentence should provide victims of this crime some measure of resolution, as Kristen Parker will be spending the next 30 years of her life in federal prison. This sentence is appropriate, and reflects the seriousness of Ms. Parker's criminal conduct. The U.S. Attorney's Office went out of its way on behalf of the victims of this case. The government required as part of the plea agreement that the defendant make a videotaped statement, discussing in detail her criminal conduct, for the benefit of the victims. This video was then shown to victims and provided publicly. The government also required that Parker sign consent to release her medical records to the victims of her crime. Today's sentence should truly send a message that there are very serious consequences for these types of actions. I would like to thank the special agents with the FDA Office of Criminal Investigations, the Drug Enforcement Administration, Assistant U.S. Attorney Jaime Pena, and everyone with the U.S. Attorney's Office for their hard work on this important case."
NOTE: Parker was sentenced this afternoon by U.S. District Court Judge Robert E. Blackburn to serve 360 months (30 years) in federal prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release. Parker was also ordered to pay restitution to Rose Medical Center of Denver and the Audubon Surgery Center of Colorado Springs totaling $506,935. Lastly, Parker is to pay $1,000 to a court sponsored victims of crime fund.