East Islip doc Carmine Mandarano pleads guilty to illegal distribution of … – Newsday

A doctor who practiced out of East Islip pleaded guilty to illegal distribution of a highly addictive painkiller to a patient he knew was illegally using the drug, according to federal prosecutors. (Credit: James Carbone)

A doctor who practiced out of East Islip pleaded guilty to illegal distribution of a highly addictive painkiller to a patient he knew was illegally using the drug, according to federal prosecutors. (Credit: James Carbone)

A doctor who practiced out of East Islip pleaded guilty Thursday to illegal distribution of a highly addictive painkiller to a patient he knew was illegally using the drug, according to federal prosecutors.

Carmine G. Mandarano, 62, of Northport, admitted issuing an oxycodone prescription to a patient who he knew had gotten several narcotics prescriptions from other medical professionals and…

A doctor who practiced out of East Islip pleaded guilty Thursday to illegal distribution of a highly addictive painkiller to a patient he knew was illegally using the drug, according to federal prosecutors.

Carmine G. Mandarano, 62, of Northport, admitted issuing an oxycodone prescription to a patient who he knew had gotten several narcotics prescriptions from other medical professionals and was abusing painkillers, authorities said.

He faces a maximum of 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine and has agreed to forfeit $150,000 in “criminally derived proceeds,” the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District said in a news release.


PHOTOS: Mug shots | Notorious crimes | DATA: LI crime rates
MAPS: Reported crimes near you | Registered sex offenders


“Medical professionals who hand out prescriptions for narcotics when there is no legitimate medical need to do so are drug dealers, pure and simple. Doctors who violate their oaths to do no harm, and the law, will continue to be held accountable,” U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch said in a statement.

When Mandarano was arrested in December, federal officials accused him of “knowingly and intentionally” distributing a wide range of controlled substances to patients — including oxycodone, methadone, fentanyl, Suboxone and hydrocodone — between May 2010 and April 2013.

View article:
East Islip doc Carmine Mandarano pleads guilty to illegal distribution of … – Newsday

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *