Pate & Johnson has been representing people charged in serious criminal cases in the State of Georgia for over 20 years. Occasionally, the media will contact Attorney Page Pate for comments about the charges being brought against his clients. If it does not adversely impact his clients’ interests, Page will sometimes respond to media requests.
In this case, a pharmacist, Perry Kirka, was charged with violating the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (“RICO”) and other charges related to the exploitation of elders in Dougherty County, Georgia. Mr. Kirka was alleged to have inappropriately provided prescription medications to mental health patients.
Seeking comments on the charges against Mr. Kirka, WTVM contacted Page for a statement. Page emphatically responded, stating “We represent Perry Kirka and he committed no crime. He is a well-respected Atlanta area pharmacist and had absolutely no involvement in the alleged mistreatment of any elderly residents at this facility.”