New York MD Found Guilty in Massive Drug-dealing Scheme
On March 17 the U.S. Attorney, Southern District of New York and James J. Hunt, Special Agent, Drug Enforcement Administration announced the conviction of Doctor Moshe Mirilasvhili,, for Conspiracy to Distribute narcotics. During the trial, federal prosecutors were able to prove that the criminal physician wrote more than 13,000 medically unnecessary prescriptions for oxycodone, in return for cash payments. Mirilashvili was convicted after a 3-week trial before Judge Colleen McMahon.
“In just a matter of two years, Doctor Moshe Mirilashvili flooded the streets of New York City with more than 1,000,000 pills of highly addictive oxycodone, a drug involved in the overdose deaths of thousands of Americans each year. As the jury unanimously found today, this doctor, blinded by greed, cast away his Hippocratic Oath and instead aligned himself with street-level drug dealers. Thanks to the collaborative efforts of the federal and local law enforcement partners, Mirilashvili is no longer in the business of fueling for profit the opioid addiction that plagues too many people in our communities.” (Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara)
From October 2012 through December 2014, Moshe Mirilashvili wrote more than 13,000 medically unnecessary prescriptions for oxycodone, comprising nearly 1,200,000 tablets with a street value of $36,000,000.. This medical miscreant took in $2,000,000 for “doctor visits” in 22 months. He did so out of a fake medical office located on West 162nd Street in Manhattan, where he routinely charged $200 cash for “patient exams” that typically involved little, or no, medical assessment at all.
Virtually none of these “patients” had any medical need for oxycodone, nor legitimate medical records documenting an illness for which oxycodone would be prescribed. Instead, most of these individuals were members of “crews” – that is, they were recruited and paid by drug traffickers, so the narcotics could be resold on the streets of New York.
As part of the scam, Mirilashvili, age 67, created fake medical charts – such as MRI and blood tests – supporting the need for the prescriptions. Among many pieces of evidence recovered from Mirilashvili’s home at the time of his arrest, investigators found lab reports in which the name of the “patients” had been cut and pasted onto medical records, as well as similar reports in which the name of patients had been whited out. $1,750,000 in cash was recovered from the doctor’s home at the time of his arrest.
Mirilashvili, who lives in the city of Great Neck, was convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute oxycodone, with a possible sentence of 20 years; and 2 charges of Unlawful Distribution of narcotics, which carries a possible sentence of 20 years.
We can promise you this drug dealer will not get 20 years in prison, when he is scheduled to be sentenced on July 20, by Federal Court Judge Colleen McMahon.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Edward B. Diskant and Brooke E. Cucinella, of the DEA Narcotics Unit.
Oxycodone is a highly addictive, prescription narcotic, typically used to treat severe pain conditions. More than 13,000,000 American citizens abuse oxycodone each year, leading to 500,000 emergency room visits. Oxycodone prescriptions have very high cash value to street level drug dealers, who can fill the prescriptions at most pharmacies and resell the pills at inflated mark-up. A single prescription for 90, 30-milligram oxycodone pills, has a resale value in New York City of $2,700.
Physicians who come to the U.S. are often very well versed on how easy it is to amass wealth by drug-dealing. This particular lab coat lunatic is the pluperfect poster child for Third World Assassins. He came here from the Republic of Georgia; immigrate to The U.S. and subsequently kill people for profit.
Will this imbecile be deported?
Not on your life.