Daily Archives: June 14, 2017

Ex-Brooklyn pol busted in Medicaid, painkiller scam hit with more charges

Daily News — A former Brooklyn state assemblyman previously busted for his role in a Medicaid and painkiller scam was slapped with additional charges Wednesday, authorities said.

Alec Brook-Krasny, 59, an ex-rep whose district covered Coney Island, surrendered to the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor to face additional charges in connection to a scheme in which three Brooklyn clinics acted as pill mills.

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Overdose Deaths Increased by Half in New York City Last Year, and Fentanyl is to Blame

New York City recorded 1,374 unintentional drug overdoses last year, a jump of 46 percent compared with the 2015 total of 937, according to new data released by the city this week. That marked the sixth consecutive year that fatal overdoses increased in the city, and the rate rose among all demographic groups, said the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

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New Indictment Charges Alec Brook-Krasny, a Former New York State Assemblyman, with Commercial Bribing

New Indictment Charges Alec Brook-Krasny, a Former New York State Assemblyman, with Commercial Bribing

Charges Stem from Investigation into Criminal Schemes at Two Brooklyn Medical Clinics

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, announced today the indictment of ALEC BROOK-KRASNY, a former New York State assemblyman, on four counts of Commercial Bribing in the First Degree. The charges are based on the continuing investigation into two medical clinics in Brooklyn allegedly involved in Medicaid fraud and selling prescriptions for powerful addictive pain pills. Related charges were filed in an earlier indictment in April.

Under the new indictment unsealed …

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