Make no mistake, the California attorney general is not one to mince words.
"What we have in this case is a conspiracy among three individuals," Jerry Brown said of Howard K. Stern and Drs. Sandeep Kapoor and Khristine Eroshevich, the trio charged yesterday with eight felonies for their roles in the lead-up to Anna Nicole Smith's drug-induced death.
"It was done knowingly, and it was done with tragic consequences."
Referring to Stern as the "principal enabler," Brown said during a press conference this morning that the lawyer and onetime reality-show star "funneled highly addictive drugs to Ms. Smith."
"We're not talking a few dozen, we're talking hundreds and hundreds of pills," he went on. "The law's been violated, it's a conspiracy, this is bad business."