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A.G. Schneiderman Announces Conviction Of Suffolk County Doctor For Criminal Sale Of Opioid Prescriptions

NEW YORK-Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced today the conviction of Kurt Silverstein, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, following a 10 day jury trial on felony charges of Criminal Sale of a Prescription, Unauthorized Practice of Medicine, and Falsifying Business Records. In 2016, Silverstein was indicted for selling prescriptions for opioid medications on several occasions; aiding, abetting and authorizing one of his non-physician employees to issue prescriptions for controlled substances at her discretion; and falsifying electronic medical records relating to the patients.


Action Details

  • Date:January 27, 2017
  • Agency:New York Attorney General
  • Enforcement Types:
    • State Enforcement Agencies