HBO Producer Pleaded Guilty To Covering Up A Mom's Overdose Death

Marc Henry Johnson dragged the body of the married mom into the hallway instead of getting help. 

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

A HBO producer has pled guilty to accessory after the fact in the overdose case of a Long Island dermatologist. According to PeopleMarc Henry Johnson—whose resume includes The Deuce— has admitted his involvement in dragging the body of Kiersten Cerveny, a married mom of three, during the morning of Oct. 4, 2015.

The two apparently shared a night of drinking and doing cocaine in New York City. Cerveny overdosed. and Johnson reportedly dragged her body into the hallway of a friend's apartment in Chelsea.

“Marc Henry Johnson’s immediate response to seeing a dying overdose victim should have been to summon help,” U.S. Attorney Joon H. Kim of the Department of Justice said in a statement obtained by People. “Instead, Johnson helped his cocaine dealer cover up the drug crime by moving the victim’s body.”

Johnson and James Holder, the cocaine dealer, initially faced federal drug and conspiracy charges. Authorities claim Holder left the building and Johnson called for help following the crime. They claim that the producer was not cooperative when he called 911, refusing to give his name and letting them know his involvement with Cerveny.

Johnson no longer faces drug and conspiracy charges as part of his plea deal. Per court documents obtained by People, he could face up to 24 months in prison. Holder pled guilty in December to maintaining a drug-involved premises. He is expected to be sentenced in May. 

 [Photo: Pexels]

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