Drug counsellor manipulated health system to cover up clients' drug use

Anthony Dieni arranged for a doctor to provide a client with Panadeine Forte to explain the opiates in her system, Vic county court hears

A drug and alcohol counsellor helped cover up his clients' continued drug misuse while on bail, including arranging for doctors to write opiate-based scripts and obtaining other people's urine so they could pass drug tests.

The County Court of Victoria. Photo: AAP

Melbourne man Anthony Dieni, 72, also lied to courts