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Medical Doctor Indicted for Causing Patient's Overdose Death In Staten Island

A second superseding indictment was unsealed today in federal court in Brooklyn charging medical doctor Martin Tesher with unlawfully prescribing oxycodone and fentanyl to a patient, Nicholas Benedetto, without legitimate medical purpose, which resulted in Benedetto's overdose death on March 5, 2016 in Staten Island. Dr. Tesher was previously indicted for unlawfully prescribing thousands of oxycodone pills to patients without a legitimate medical purpose. Dr. Tesher's arraignment on the second superseding indictment is scheduled for this afternoon before United States Magistrate Judge Steven M. Gold.


Action Details

  • Date:December 21, 2017
  • Agency:U.S. Attorney
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Criminal and Civil Actions