Staten Island Physician's Assistant Pleads Guilty In Manhattan Federal Court To Massive Oxycodone Distribution Conspiracy
Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced today that LEONARD MARCHETTA, a physician's assistant, pled guilty in Manhattan federal court to conspiring to distribute a massive quantity of oxycodone out of a Staten Island-based medical clinic he oversaw. During a period of approximately three years, in exchange for cash payments, MARCHETTA wrote medically unnecessary prescriptions for more than 125,000 30-milligram oxycodone pills to individuals claiming to be "patients," and on a number of occasions MARCHETTA issued prescriptions in the names of fictitious individuals or individuals whom he had never seen. MARCHETTA was charged in September 2014, and pled guilty today before U.S. District Judge P. Kevin Castel.
- Date:January 8, 2015
- Agency:U.S. Attorney
- Criminal and Civil Actions