In the state of New York two more wayward physicians have been found guilty of narcotic drug distribution. One particular clinical cretin was sentenced this week to 10 years in federal prison for illegally prescribing oxycodone.
Doctor Leonard Stambler, age 63 of Baldwin Harbor, faced U.S. District Judge Joseph Bianco long enough to get slapped with the maximum punishment under the existing sentencing guidelines.
Stambler MD was actually taken into custody in November 2011, as one of numerous criminals arrested during a Drug Enforcement Agency crackdown which included IRS agents and New York State Police.
The other medically degreed dim-wit is Doctor Stan Li, a 60-year-old charlatan from Queens who operated a drug-dealing front called Medical Pain Management in the city of Flushing. Li was found guilty of nearly 200 charges including manslaughter in the death of two overdosed “patients;” reckless endangerment of 6 other patients; falsifying medical records and dozens of other narcotic-related crimes.
The DEA raids were the result of a law enforcement sweep to curb illegal onslaught of oxycodone sales. The bad-doctor dragnet escalated after a man named David Laffer killed four people in a Long Island pharmacy while stealing prescription drugs in June 2011. Laffer had been a regular customer of these two maniacs.
Here’s another view of these cases:
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Drug dealer Li graduated from Guangzhou Medical University in China in 1985 and then emigrated to the U.S. Prior to his life of crime Li specialized in anesthesia. Like so many thousands of other foreign-born MDs, Li learned that plundering American healthcare loopholes was a quicker path to wealth than simply doing his job as a doctor.
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