Fla. Pill Mill Owner Gets 15+ Years in Prison

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- The co-owner of South Florida pain
clinics responsible for illegally distributing some 20 million pain
pills has been sentenced to more than 15 years in federal prison.

A judge in West Palm Beach imposed the sentence Friday on
31-year-old Jeffrey George. George and his twin brother operated
four clinics in Broward and Palm Beach counties that authorities
say made $40 million from the illicit sale of oxycodone and other
drugs.

The brothers were among 32 people charged in state and federal
court in a sweep dubbed "Operation Oxy Alley." Prosecutors say 28
have pleaded guilty. George pleaded guilty in October to
racketeering conspiracy.

George also pleaded guilty in August to a state charge of
second-degree murder involving a 2009 overdose death. He has not
yet been sentenced in that case.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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