Kraynak opioid trial delayed for a fifth time


WILLIAMSPORT – A Mount Carmel doctor facing criminal charges will again have to wait for his day in court. The Daily Item reports a federal judge delayed the jury selection and trial of Dr. Raymond Kraynak for a fifth time.


According to the paper, Kraynak’s court-appointed attorney requested a delay, saying it realistically may take six months before the parties are prepared for trial, due to the complexity of the case. U.S. Judge Matthew Brann set jury selection for August 5, with a trial to follow. Deadline for pre-trial motions is June 3.


The 61-year-old Krayank is accused of once having operated Pennsylvania’s largest pill mill during the heroin and opioid epidemic. His medical license is suspended indefinitely by the State Board of Osteopathic Medicine until the conclusion of the case.

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