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Doctor Faces Sentencing in Oxycodone Scheme

A New Jersey doctor faces sentencing in Trenton for her role in an illegal oxycodone distribution ring.Jacqueline LoPresti pleaded guilty last October to a count of conspiracy that carries a maximum sentence of 20 years and a fine up to $1 million. The court has also ordered LoPresti to forfeit more than $400,000.

The Fair Haven resident was an osteopath with an office in Little Silver. She was among 22 people charged in 2011 in what federal prosecutors said was a ring that trafficked in and sold millions of dollars’ worth of oxycodone tablets to people across the region.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office has said doctors charged in the alleged scheme illegally wrote more than 6,000 prescriptions for more than 500,000 oxycodone tablets between 2009 and 2010.

 

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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