According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, on March 25, Beale pleaded guilty in federal court to unlawful dispensing and distributing of a schedule II controlled substance. As part of the plea, Beale admitted that he did not complete thorough medical, physical, or psychiatric evaluations, and did not properly document one of his patient's medical pasts, whom prosecutors identified as Jane Doe.
According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, Beale admitted that he neglected to perform thorough tests, like urine drug screening. Beale failed to treat Jane Doe's opioid abuse and provide proper care. According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, Beale said he still continued to prescribe opioids.
According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, Beale faces five years in prison for the plea deal.
Additionally, Beale was recently sentenced to seven years in prison for sexually abusing his patients, KRQE-TV reports. Beale reportedly abused nine patients, ranging in ages 21 and 60, starting in 2015. According to KRQE, In 2021, he pleaded guilty to two counts of rape and 12 counts of criminal sexual contact.
The five and seven year sentences would reportedly run concurrently. According to KRQE, once Beale is out of prison, he'll have to register as a sex offender.