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NY Doc Convicted For Distributing Opioids That Killed 2

Law360 (May 23, 2018, 10:28 PM EDT) -- After five weeks of trial, a federal jury on Wednesday convicted a Long Island, New York, doctor of causing the overdose deaths of two patients by illegally distributing the opioid oxycodone, leaving him to face a mandatory minimum sentence of 20 years in prison plus a $10 million fine.

Michael Belfiore was also found guilty of 26 additional counts of illegal distribution of oxycodone, a powerful pain medication that the U.S. Department of Justice said is increasingly being abused because of its potency when crushed into...
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