A New Jersey doctor has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison for her role in an illegal oxycodone distribution ring.

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Jacqueline LoPresti was also ordered Monday to forfeit $465,000 and pay a $5,000 fine. She also will have to serve three years of supervised release once she's released.

LoPresti had pleaded guilty last October to a conspiracy count.

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.

Authorities have said doctors charged in the scheme illegally wrote more than 6,000 prescriptions for more than 500,000 oxycodone tablets between 2009 and 2010.

 

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