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Doctor convicted of Manslaughter and Reckless Endangerment: Illegally sold prescriptions to 20 patients

BRIDGET G. BRENNAN, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, today announced the
conviction of STAN XUHUI LI, a physician specializing in pain management and anesthesiology, on
198 charges, including Manslaughter, Reckless Endangerment, Criminal Sale of a Prescription for a
Controlled Substance, Scheme to Defraud, Grand Larceny, Falsifying Business Records and Offering a
False Instrument for Filing.

The jury returned its verdict following four months of trial and nearly six days of deliberations in
Manhattan Supreme Court. Judge Michael Sonberg ordered LI remanded without bail pending
sentencing, which is scheduled for October 20, 2014.

The doctor was convicted of recklessly causing …

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 …

$5 Million in street-ready heroin seized in the Bronx: Nearly half a million packages and raw heroin recovered

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, James J. Hunt, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s New York Division (DEA), New York City Police Commissioner William J. Bratton and Joseph A. D’Amico, Superintendent of the New York State Police, announced the arrests of two members of a major drug trafficking operation in the West Bronx section of the Bronx. Approximately 475,000 glassine envelopes and a package of raw heroin that together weighed approximately 20 kilograms (44 lbs.) were seized from inside a vehicle.

Agents and officers with the New York Drug Enforcement Task …

Four adult entertainers and club manager arrested in $200,000 fraud: victims drugged, transported to New York City clubs

BRIDGET G. BRENNAN, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, JAMES J. HUNT, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s New York Division (DEA), and New York City Police Commissioner WILLIAM J. BRATTON, announced the indictment and arrest of five defendants for their roles in an alleged scheme to drug wealthy victims and charge approximately $200,000 in unauthorized purchases to their credit cards at two New York City gentlemen’s clubs.

An eight-month investigation by the DEA’s Tactical Diversion Squad and the New York City Police Department (NYPD) resulted in an indictment by the Office of the Special …

$11 Million Heroin Shipment Seized en route from New York City to New England

Two New York-based traffickers arrested during drug delivery in Connecticut: over 50 pounds of heroin, 20 pounds of cocaine and three guns recovered

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, James J. Hunt, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s New York Division (DEA), New York City Police Commissioner William J. Bratton and Joseph A. D’Amico, Superintendent of the New York State Police, announced the arrests of two members of a multi-million dollar drug distribution network responsible for supplying massive amounts of heroin and other drugs throughout the Northeast. A six-month investigation resulted in …

“Nagel Boyzz” drug gang dismantled in Manhattan

BRIDGET G. BRENNAN, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, and WILLIAM J. BRATTON, New York City Police Commissioner, announced today the indictment and arrests of 9 leaders and members of the “Nagle Boyzz” drug gang in connection with a 24-hour cocaine and pill trafficking operation in the Inwood section of Manhattan.

A 14-month investigation by Special Narcotics and the New York City Police Department’s (NYPD) Narcotics Borough Manhattan North revealed that the Nagle Boyzz did brisk business in the vicinity of 176 Nagle Ave., a block that became notorious for drug dealing. Today, the crew’s boss REMIGUEL SANCHEZ surrendered to …

Tricked-out Upper Manhattan stash apartments conceal $12 million in heroin and $500,000 in “crystal meth”

Prime location near major Northeast thoroughfares

BRIDGET G. BRENNAN, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, JAMES J. HUNT, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s New York Division (DEA), New York City Police Commissioner WILLIAM J. BRATTON, Nassau County Police Department Acting Commissioner THOMAS C. KRUMPTER, KATHLEEN RICE, Nassau County District Attorney, VINCENT F. DEMARCO, Suffolk County Sheriff, THOMAS J. SPOTA Suffolk County District Attorney, and MICHAEL MCGOWAN, Chief of Hempstead Police Department, announced the arrests of three members of a sophisticated drug trafficking operation based in an apartment building at 111 Wadsworth Avenue in the …

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