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06/24/16 11:30am
06/24/2016 11:30 AM


Former Southampton Town Councilman Bradley Bender was sentenced to 24 months in prison and three years’ probation Friday morning following his guilty plea in November to conspiracy to illegally distribute oxycodone. READ

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06/23/16 6:00am
06/23/2016 6:00 AM


The attorney for former Southampton Town Councilman Bradley Bender has asked the judge in his drug case to consider a sentence that does not include time in prison, according to a memorandum filed June 17 in the Eastern District Court of New York. READ

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06/17/16 11:43am
06/17/2016 11:43 AM


Choking back tears, Riverhead physician assistant Michael Troyan detailed years of drug abuse and a scheme to sell painkillers on the street to feed his habit as he pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute oxycodone in a federal courtroom in Central Islip Friday.  READ

04/19/16 3:00pm

Prosecutors will recommend that former Southampton Town Councilman Brad Bender serve between 2 and 2 1/2 years in prison when he is sentenced in June following his guilty plea for illegally distributing oxycodone, a U.S. Attorney’s Office spokesperson confirmed Tuesday.  READ

12/29/15 9:00am


The alleged details in the case against Riverhead physician’s assistant Michael Troyan were substantial: 60,000 prescription painkillers. 20 co-conspirators. Almost $2 million in sales over a four-year period. A demand for an assault rifle as payment. READ

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11/23/15 6:00am
11/23/2015 6:00 AM

I was disturbed to read two health-related articles in the News-Review last week: one involving the charges against physician assistant Michael Troyan for illegally selling oxycodone pills and the other concerning the state’s shutdown of Health Republic, an insurance company. READ