A third co-conspirator has pleaded guilty in the prescription pill ring that previously led to the convictions of a local physician assistant and a Southampton Town Councilman.
Andrzej Pyclik, 37, of Hampton Bays entered a plea of guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute oxycodone at a Feb. 14 court appearance in the Eastern District Court of New York, according to federal court records.
The Riverhead physician assistant who pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute oxycodone has been sentenced to five years in a federal prison. READ
Federal prosecutors are objecting to a U.S. Probation Department recommendation that a Riverhead physician assistant convicted of conspiracy to distribute oxycodone serve just two years in a federal prison, according to a letter filed Wednesday in the Eastern District of New York. READ
One of the biggest stories of 2015 carried into this year, as a former Southampton Town councilman went to prison and a Riverhead physician assistant pleaded guilty in an alleged prescription painkiller kickback scheme.
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
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
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
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