Two South Florida ‘pill mill’ docs lose appeals of money-laundering convictions

Two doctors convicted of a money-laundering conspiracy linked to their work at notorious pill mills in Broward and Palm Beach counties seem destined to serve their federal prison sentences after an appeals court ruled against them this week.

Jurors found Cynthia Cadet, 46, of Parkland, and Joseph Castronuovo, 77, of Palm Beach Gardens, not guilty of the most serious charges against them after a lengthy trial in the summer of 2013.

But they were found guilty of the money-laundering conspiracy charges. Cadet was sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison and Castronuovo was sentenced to 18 months. Both have been allowed to remain free on bond while their appeals were being decided.

On Wednesday, federal prosecutors filed a written request asking a judge to revoke their bonds and have them taken into custody.

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