A New Jersey doctor is facing charges for allegedly writing illegal prescriptions for oxycodone.
U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman says Dr. Paul DiLorenzo allegedly participated in a conspiracy to illegally distribute the medication to people with no legitimate medical purpose.
A message left for his attorney was not immediately returned.
The 60-year-old Ocean Township resident was charged Thursday in a superseding indictment with conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and launder money, structuring financial transactions and failing to collect and pay payroll taxes.
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Prosecutors say between 2009 and 2012 DiLorenzo and three staffers he employed issued prescriptions to people with no medical need for them.
Authorities say he deposited $1,090,939 in cash into various accounts in more than 150 separate transactions, often making deposits under reportable limits.