Howard K. Stern Files for Dismissal of Convictions in Anna Nicole Smith Case

If dismissal is refused, he plans to request that they be reduced to misdemeanors.

Anna Nicole Smith's former lover, Howard K. Stern, has filed for dismissal of his two convictions for procuring prescription drugs under a false name for the late model, actress and reality TV star, concluding that using false names on prescriptions to protect privacy is a common practice in Hollywood.

Stern's lawyer, J. Christopher Smith, submitted the motion Tuesday, the Associated Press reports, claiming that Stern believed it was legal for Dr. Khristine Eroshevich, a co-defendant, to prescribe medication to Smith using Stern's name.

Both Stern and Eroshevich are scheduled for sentencing on January 6.

If Stern's dismissal is refused, he plans to request a new trial or that the two convictions be reduced to misdemeanors.