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Ex-Miss Russia's NY drug case closed after rehab

October 1, 2013
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — A former Miss Russia charged with forging prescriptions to get painkillers in New York has gotten the case dismissed. That happened after two sometimes rocky years in drug treatment.

Anna Malova (mah-LOH'-vah) said she's learned her lesson as she left a Manhattan court Tuesday. A judge said she'd met requirements to get the charges dropped by going through rehabilitation.

The city Special Narcotics Prosecutor's office wanted Malova's treatment extended another three months.

Malova went into treatment in June 2011. Authorities said she sometimes hoarded pills and caused trouble in the program. She was jailed for four months in the middle of it.

Defense lawyer Robert Gottlieb has said those problems stemmed from Malova's addiction.

Malova finished in the top 10 in the 1998 Miss Universe pageant.



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