Huffpost New York

Anna Malova, Former Miss Russia, Accused Of Forging Painkiller Prescriptions

Posted: Updated:
ANNA MALOVA
AP
Print

NEW YORK -- Prosecutors say a former Miss Russia kept forging prescriptions to get herself painkillers in New York City even after she was arrested on charges of doing the same.

Anna Malova pleaded not guilty Tuesday to petit larceny, forgery and other charges in a new indictment. It adds dozens of new charges.

Malova is being considered for a program designed to channel addicted offenders to treatment instead of jail. Her lawyer says she has started rehabilitation.

Prosecutors say the 39-year-old Malova stole prescription pads from psychiatrists' offices. She was arrested in February 2010 and again three months later. Prosecutors now say she kept trying to fill forged prescriptions as recently as this winter.

Malova was Miss Russia in 1998 and once finished in the Top 10 in the Miss Universe pageant.

Around the Web

Former Miss Russia Anna Malova busted for forging prescription for ...

Drug-bust beauty Anna Malova in rehab as lawyers work to resolve ...

Anna Malova, Former Miss Russia, Arrested For Drugs in NY, Says ...

Anna Malova: From High Society to the Slammer

Anna Malova | Police Bust Former Miss Russia

Anna Malova Drug Bust: Former Miss Russia Charged In New York