Howard K. Stern, longtime friend of the late Anna Nicole Smith, has once again escaped felony charges for conspiring to use fake names and for using false pretenses to score prescriptions for the late model.
The 46-year-old was first convicted in 2010, three years after Anna passed away in a hotel room from a drug overdose. He was cleared at that time of nine other charges pertaining to the 39-year-old’s drug use.
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Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Robert J. Perry rid the charges in February 2011 stating lack of evidence. The 2nd District Court of Appeal overturned this choice with a 34-page ruling. He was also the judge for the second trial.
"Howard Stern simply has been through enough ... I find there is no reason to permit this case to go forward," Perry explained.
E! first reported the news.