Daily Archives: July 8, 2014

Former Pharmacy Director at Beth Israel Medical Center charged in theft of narcotic painkillers from hospital: Pills worth over $5.6 million on black market

BRIDGET G. BRENNAN, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, announced today the indictment and arrest of ANTHONY D’ALESSANDRO, former Director of Pharmacy Services for Beth Israel Medical Center in Manhattan, for stealing and illegally possessing nearly 200,000 oxycodone pills, which he allegedly obtained from his place of employment since approximately 2009. These pills carried a street value of approximately $5.6 million.

D’ALESSANDRO, who worked at the hospital for approximately 14 years, was arrested at his home at 35 Lynbrook Avenue on Staten Island this morning. He is expected to be arraigned later today in Manhattan Supreme Court, Part 94, before …