Ex-Prosecutor Who Took 200 Oxycodone Pills as Legal Fee Agrees to 3-Year Plea Deal
Posted Jan 23, 2012 1:34 PM CDT
By Martha Neil
A former Florida prosecutor has agreed to a plea deal concerning more than 200 oxycodone pills he admittedly took as a legal fee while working as a private practitioner in Largo. The supposed client who gave him the prescription narcotic turned out to be a police informer.
Aaron Slavin, 34, agreed in a court hearing today to plead guilty to trafficking in the pills, in exchange for a three-year prison term followed by five years of probation, reports the Tampa Bay Times. He had faced a maximum of 30 years.
His wife, who was charged with drug possession, will be allowed to enter a pretrial diversion program.
Slavin, who worked as an assistant state attorney in Pinellas-Pasco and Sarasota counties before opening a law office in Largo, will be sentenced on March 5, the newspaper reports.
Neither he nor his wife spoke at the hearing.
The case was heard by Hillsborough Circuit Judge Gregory Holder due to Slavin's prior work as a Pinellas prosecutor.