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Pharmacy Owner Charged With Illegally Distributing Oxycodone And Operating A Health Care Fraud And Kickback Scheme

Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Raymond P. Donovan, Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration ("DEA"), Scott J. Lampert, Special Agent in Charge of the New York Office of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General ("HHS-OIG"), and James P. O'Neill, Commissioner of the New York City Police Department ("NYPD"), announced today the arrest of MICHAEL PAULSEN, the owner and operator of a pharmacy located in Staten Island. The Indictment unsealed today charges PAULSEN with conspiring to illegally distribute oxycodone, committing health care fraud, and providing "kickbacks" to customers from Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements to induce them to obtain substances from his pharmacy. PAULSEN will be presented before U.S. Magistrate Judge James L. Cott later today. The case is assigned to U.S. District Judge Paul A. Crotty.


Action Details

  • Date:September 12, 2019
  • Agency:U.S. Attorney
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Criminal and Civil Actions