Tennessee Indictment Charges 2 Italians and 5 Americans in Opioid Pill Mill Scheme

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Friday, February 9, 2018
Bruce Zagaris
On January 4, 2018, a federal grand jury in Knoxville, Tennessee, returned a 14-count superseding indictment unsealed on January 19, 2018, charging seven individuals for their roles in a Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization (RICO) and drug trafficking conspiracy to distribute and dispense oxycodone, oxymorphone and morphine outside the scope of professional practice and not for a legitimate medical purpose, and resulting in deaths, maintenance of drug involved premises, distribution of oxycodone resulting in death, conspiracy to defraud the United States through the solicitation and receipt of illegal healthcare kickbacks and money laundering.