Oxycodone

November 1, 2018

Pharmacist arrested in diversion of 5,000 oxycodone pills worth up to $150,000 from a pharmacy in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn

NEW YORK – Acting Special Agent in Charge Keith G. Kruskall, New York Division, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, New York State Medicaid Inspector General Dennis Rosen and Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced today the arrest of pharmacist Hoi In Mui, aka “Annie,” for allegedly diverting thousands of oxycodone pills from the Brooklyn pharmacy where she was employed to the black market and for forging prescriptions.

October 31, 2018

Montgomery Nurse Practitioner convicted of unlawfully distributing controlled substances, health care fraud, and conspiracy

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – On Monday, Oct. 29, 2018, a federal jury convicted nurse practitioner Lilian Ifeoma Akwuba, 39, of Montgomery, Alabama, on 17 counts of unlawfully distributing controlled substances, 4 counts of health care fraud, 1 count of conspiring to distribute controlled substances, and 1 count of conspiring to commit health care fraud, announced Drug Enforcement Administration Assistant Special Agent in Charge Bret Hamilton and United States Attorney Louis V. Franklin, Sr.

October 29, 2018

Eleven defendants charged in federal court with committing narcotics and firearms offenses in the Bronx

NEW YORK - Acting Special Agent in Charge of the New York Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration Keith Kruskall,  United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York Geoffery S. Berman, and Commissioner of the New York City Police Department James P. O’Neill today announced the unsealing of an indictment and a complaint charging a total of 11 defendants with committing various narcotics and firearms offenses in the Bronx, New York.

October 30, 2018

“BMB” Street gang member sentenced to more than 27 years in prison for murder of Bronx teenager and other racketeering crimes

NEW YORK – Acting Special Agent in Charge Keith G. Kruskall, New York Division, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, and Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that Martin Mitchell, aka “Tyliek,” a member of a violent street gang in the Bronx called the “Big Money Bosses”, was sentenced yesterday to 327 months in prison for his gang-related crimes, including the June 22, 2014, murder of 17-year-old Keshon Potterfield. Mitchell pled guilty on Dec.

October 12, 2018

Collin County physician and registered nurse convicted in pill mill scheme

PLANO, Texas – A 64 year old former physician and 60 year old registered nurse have been convicted of drug trafficking charges in the Eastern District of Texas, announced Special Agent in Charge Clyde E. Shelley, Jr. of the Drug Enforcement Administration and U.S. Attorney Joe Brown today.

October 11, 2018

Multiple cases lead to arrests of five doctors, one pharmacist, one nurse practitioner and three others

NEW YORK - Special Agent in Charge James Hunt, New York Division, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration; Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, James D. Robnett, the Special Agent-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation, Scott Lampert, Special Agent in Charge for the Office of Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, James P. O'Neill, Commissioner of the New York City Police Department, and Mark G.

October 9, 2018

Grayson County physician guilty of federal drug charges

SHERMAN, Texas – A 57-year-old Sherman, Texas doctor has pleaded guilty to federal drug distribution and fraud violations in the Eastern District of Texas, Special Agent in Charge Clyde E. Shelley, Jr. of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's Dallas Division and U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas Joseph D. Brown announced today.

Howard Gregg Diamond pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances, health care fraud, and aiding and abetting today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Christine Nowak.

October 9, 2018

Black market pill manufacturing operation dismantled in Bronx apartment building; superintendent among three charged

NEW YORK - Special Agent in Charge James Hunt, New York Division, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration; Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor; New York City Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill; New York State Police Superintendent George P. Beach II; Angel M. Melendez, Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Immigration Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations New York; Frank Russo, Acting Director, Field Operations in New York, U.S. Customs and Border Protection; and Bronx District Attorney Darcel D.

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