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Monday, November 18, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Physician ensnared by drug ring run by his Las Vegas stripper ex-wife gets month in prison

Stanley Toelle is shown with his now ex-wife, Loren Toelle. Stanley Toelle, a Coeur d’Alene physician, was sentenced to a month in federal prison Tuesday for misleading tax collectors about the couple’s tax returns. Loren Toelle, a former Las Vegas stripper, was sentenced to 17 1/2 years in May for running a drug distribution ring from Washington to North Dakota. (Facebook)
Stanley Toelle is shown with his now ex-wife, Loren Toelle. Stanley Toelle, a Coeur d’Alene physician, was sentenced to a month in federal prison Tuesday for misleading tax collectors about the couple’s tax returns. Loren Toelle, a former Las Vegas stripper, was sentenced to 17 1/2 years in May for running a drug distribution ring from Washington to North Dakota. (Facebook)

Coeur d’Alene physician Stanley Toelle was sentenced Tuesday to one month in federal prison after previously pleading guilty to misleading tax collectors about his tax returns for 2012 and 2013.

Toelle previously pleaded guilty to reduced charges in connection the investigation that ensnared his ex-wife, 52-year-old Loren M. Toelle, a Las Vegas stripper who was sentenced on May 2 to 17 1/2 years in federal prison for overseeing a vast drug distribution ring that stretched from Washington to North Dakota.

Stanley Toelle maintained that he did not know that his wife ran a drug distribution ring form 2009 to 2016 and included four of her five adult children, several friends and others.

U.S. District Court Judge Lynn Winmill ordered Stanley Toelle to pay about $47,500 to cover what he owed for back taxes and a $5,000 fine.

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