Shakeel and Lyn Kahn

 Dr. Shakeel Kahn and Lyn Kahn

Prosecutors on Friday morning asked a judge to award the federal government the former home of a Casper doctor who is awaiting sentencing for a drug conspiracy that killed an Arizona woman by overdose.

In addition to the south-central Casper home where Shakeel Kahn was arrested in November 2016, the request lists two sports cars, a pickup, three houses, eight bank accounts and about a half million dollars in cash that the government says Dr. Shakeel Kahn and his wife Lyn Kahn earned — and bought with money earned — in an illegal scheme to sell prescriptions for high powered painkillers, muscle relaxers and anti-anxiety drugs.

A Casper jury earlier this year convicted the doctor of all 21 felonies he faced. Among the convictions are conspiracy to unlawfully distribute and dispense controlled substances resulting in death and engaging in a continuing criminal enterprise, for which prosecutors say — to the best of their knowledge — a medical doctor had never before been successfully prosecuted.

Kahn — and his brother Nabeel, who jurors convicted of two felonies — still await sentencing, which is set for Aug. 1. Lyn Kahn pleaded guilty to a single count of drug conspiracy days before jury selection and testified for prosecutors at her husband’s trial. A federal judge is scheduled to sentence her on July 3.

In Friday’s filing, prosecutors said $115,154.39 in bank accounts and $477,900 in cash seized came from the drug distribution scheme. They also asked a judge to turn ownership of a 2016 Chevrolet Corvette, a 2014 Ford Mustang and a 2014 Dodge Ram to the federal government.

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Prosecutors say two houses on the same street in Fort Mojave, Arizona, and the house on Thorndike Avenue in Casper are also due the government as a result of the convictions.

In Friday’s filing, prosecutors reference an agreement with the doctor and his wife filed under seal in September in which, they say, the defendants would not contest forfeiture of the property.

Neither Lyn nor Shakeel Kahn had filed a response to the government’s request by late Friday morning.

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Shane Sanderson is a Star-Tribune reporter who primarily covers criminal justice. Sanderson is a proud University of Missouri graduate. Lately, he’s been reading Cormac McCarthy and cooking Italian food. He writes about his own life in his free time.

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