NJ Doctor Charged with Illegal Pill Prescribing

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.

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.

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