Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

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

HAUPPAUGE-Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced today that Dr. Kurt Silverstein, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, was sentenced in Suffolk County Court in Riverhead to one year in jail after being found guilty by a jury for Criminal Sale of a Prescription for a Controlled Substance, Unauthorized Practice a Crime (Medicine), and Falsifying Business Records in the First Degree. The evidence at trial proved that Silverstein sold prescriptions for opioid medications on several occasions; aided, abetted and authorized one of his non-physician employees to issue prescriptions for controlled substances at her discretion; and falsified electronic medical records relating to the patients to conceal his crimes. Silverstein was taken into custody and will serve his sentence in the Suffolk County Correctional Facility.


Action Details

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