Daily Archives: May 28, 2015

Gramercy Physician Convicted in 39 Illegal Prescription Sales

BRIDGET G. BRENNAN, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor announced today the conviction of Dr. HECTOR CASTRO, an internal medicine practitioner, on 39 counts of Criminal Sale of a Prescription for a Controlled Substance.

A Manhattan jury found CASTRO guilty on all counts following a three-week trial in Manhattan Supreme Court before Justice Kirke Bartley. The jury deliberated for two hours before reaching the verdict. CASTRO is scheduled to appear in court on June 2, 2015 for bail arguments. A sentencing date will be set at that time. Each count of Criminal Sale of a Prescription for a Controlled Substance, …

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