She sometimes wrote prescriptions for people who were not her patients, without an examination or determination of medical necessity, and without a diagnosis or entry in a patient chart. Washington gave the illegal prescriptions to Virginia Dillard, a co-defendant, who filled the prescriptions at area pharmacies and sold the drugs to dealers. The prescriptions sold for $1,000 to $2,200 apiece, and Washington and Dillard shared the money. Dillard pleaded guilty earlier this week.
In an unrelated charge, Washington recently pleaded guilty in a public corruption case involving Detroit Public Schools and she is awaiting sentencing on that charge, prosecutors said.