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Doctor admits painkiller trafficking charges
ALBANY, N.Y. -- New York prosecutors say a physician has admitted selling painkiller prescriptions to drug dealers from his offices in midtown Manhattan and Nyack in Rockland County.
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says Dr. David Brizer (BREYE'-zuhr) pleaded guilty in Rockland County Court Friday to felony drug sale, drug possession and conspiracy charges as well as tax fraud for under-reporting his income by $490,000 on his state tax returns in 2010 and 2011.
The 60-year-old Brizer faces a sentence of from 1 to 3 years in prison.
Schneiderman says the doctor sold prescriptions for oxycodone and other painkillers for up to $300 each from February 2010 to August 2012.
The prescriptions were written for non-existent patients and amounted to several million dollars worth of the drugs.
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