Pharm.D, MD Go Down for Drug Conspiracy Scheme in New Jersey

Dr Vincent Esposito

Dr Vincent Esposito; Srinivasa Raju, taking full advantage of their medical educations

A Passaic County pharmacist was convicted this week on the felony charge of Narcotic Distribution Conspiracy. His partner in crime – a prescription-scamming doctor – has already pleaded guilty to a similar charge.

It seems that Srinivasa Raju, age 44, a resident of Passaic County, operated the Bottle Hill Pharmacy in the city of Madison when he conspired with Doctor Vincent Esposito, to illegally distribute the highly-addictive Oxycodone, to people Esposito never treated or examined.

A Superior Court jury convicted Raju after a trial presided over by  Judge Salem Ahto in Morristown. He was arrested in 2013 by the Drug Enforcement Administration. He could be sentenced to 5 years in state prison. He is expected to be sentenced next month.
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Daffy Doc Esposito, age 58, who once served on the Madison city council, pleaded guilty in December 2013 to Conspiracy to Distribute Oxycodone. The state of New Jersey Medical Board has revoked his medical license. The doctor has not yet been sentenced.

Here’s another look:

http://patch.com/new-jersey/wayne/jury-finds-passaic-county-doctor-guilty-conspiracy-distribute-oxycodone

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