Cars, watches of convicted Alabama doctors up for auction
Sep. 30, 2017
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Luxury automobiles, jewelry and watches are going up for sale as federal authorities auction away the belongings of two Alabama doctors convicted in a pill mill scheme.
A Texas-based company is selling the assets of Mobile-based physicians Xiulu Ruan and John Patrick Couch. The two were convicted last spring on charges of running offices that over-dispensed pain medications.
The auction on Oct. 20 will be overseen by the U.S. Marshals Service, which confiscated valuables belonging to the doctors.
The sale catalog includes Bentleys, Ferraris and other high-priced automobiles. An auction website also shows jewelry and watches including Rolexes.
A judge sentenced Ruan to 21 years in prison and ordered him to pay more than $10 million in restitution. Couch was sentenced to 20 years and ordered to pay $14 million.