March 28, 2012
DENVER – Louis Constantine Hampers, M.D., of Denver, Colorado, was sentenced this morning by U.S. District Court Judge Robert E. Blackburn to serve 5 years of supervised probation, with the first 6 months served in home detention with electronic monitoring, for obtaining controlled substances by fraud and deceit. In addition to the supervised probation, Judge Blackburn ordered Hampers to pay a fine of $30,000. Hampers is also mandated to undergo an extensive treatment program at his own expense, relinquish his license to practice medicine in all 50 states, and relinquish his ability to prescribe controlled substances all during the course of his supervised probation.
Hampers was charged by indictment on August 26, 2010. He pled guilty before Judge Blackburn on July 13, 2011. He was sentenced today, March 28, 2012.
According to court records, Hampers, who is also known as Mark Hampton, Marc O’Hara, Carl O’Hanlon, Lou Gray, or Louis Gray, obtained Hydrocodone (generic Vicodin), and Zolpidem (generic Ambien), by fraud and deceit. In total, Hampers illegally obtained approximately 20,000 tablets of Hydrocodone. The medication was obtained at 20 different pharmacies using five different aliases and eight different patient names.
“Today’s sentence protects the public by ensuring that Dr. Hampers is supervised by probation for 5 years, and during that time he will not be allowed to practice or prescribe medicine,” said U.S. Attorney John Walsh. “I would also like to thank the DEA agents who did such an outstanding job on this case.”
This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
Hampers was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Greg Holloway.