Daily Archives: September 17, 2013

Manhattan doctor pleads guilty to illegally selling painkiller prescriptions to drug trafficking organization

BRIDGET G. BRENNAN, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, announced today that Dr. ROBERT S. GIBBS, SR., a licensed internal medicine physician, pleaded guilty to illegally selling prescriptions for powerful narcotic painkillers to a drug trafficking ring, and other crimes.

GIBBS, aged 75, pleaded guilty to three charges contained in a 58-count indictment: Count 2, Conspiracy in the Fourth Degree; Count 4, Criminal Sale of a Prescription for a Controlled Substance; and Count 46, Criminal Facilitation in the Second Degree. Under the terms of his guilty plea this morning before Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Michael R. Sonberg, GIBSS is expected …

Correction Officer sentenced to 8 years in prison for receiving bribe of $100,000 in cocaine

BRIDGET G. BRENNAN, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, announced today the sentencing of ROBERT WHITFIELD, formerly a Correction Officer with the New York City Department of Correction, to eight years in state prison for receiving a bribe of $100,000 in cocaine after he promised to secure an inmate's early release.

On May 30, WHITFIELD, 51, was convicted on all counts following a six-day jury trial before Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Bonnie G. Wittner. Charges include Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the First Degree, Conspiracy in the Second Degree, Conspiracy in the Fourth Degree, Bribe Receiving in the …

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