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Man leading fraudulent prescription conspiracy pleads guilty

June 5, 2018

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man who led a conspiracy to create fraudulent prescriptions for opioid pills has pleaded guilty in Providence District Court.

U.S. Attorney Stephen G. Dambruch says Tuesday 52-year-old Robert Rose is the fourth person to plead guilty for a role in the conspiracy. Part of Rose’s plea was for charges of intent to distribute and possess Oxycodone, and aggravated identity theft.

Prescriptions for different amounts of Oxycodone pills were written and given to pharmacies by several people, often with fraudulent use of medical insurance.

The pills were sold to others for distribution. Rose provided identities, health insurance information, and special paper to produce the fake prescriptions.

Rose has admitted to running the conspiracy for many months while incarcerated at the Adult Correctional Institution on an unrelated matter. He will be sentenced in October.

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