By Debbie Emery - Radar Reporter
Anna Nicole Smith's longtime companion and lawyer could be back in court again after a state appeals court panel on Thursday overturned a Los Angeles judge's 2011 decision to throw out convictions against him.
Howard K. Stern and the late Playboy Playmate's psychiatrist Dr. Khristine Eroshevich were convicted October 28, 2010, of conspiring to provide prescription drugs to Smith, who died in Florida on February 8, 2007. But the bulk of the charges against them were thrown out at their sentencing hearing.
The latest legal development is bad news for the alleged one time lover of Anna Nicole, who was originally charged with 11 felonies, but all but two felony conviction counts against him were thrown out – a decision which has now been overturned.
The next step could lead to Stern being sent to jail, face felony or misdemeanor charges, or the judge could decide to dismiss the case all together.