Mobile pain doctors found guilty of organized crime

After a seven-week trial, Dr. John Patrick Couch and Dr. Xiulu Ruan became the first medical professionals in the United States convicted of federal RICO charges originally intended to combat organized crime.

The doctors are the former owners of Physicians Pain Specialists of Alabama (PPSA), a Mobile-based pain clinic that operated in tandem with a pharmacy the doctors co-owned until they were raided by a team of federal agents in May 2015.  READ MORE>>