Four More Charged In Prescription Drug Scheme

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    Inspectors from the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit in the Office of the Chief State's Attorney have arrested, from left to right: Massimo Greca, 35, of Rocky Hill, Eric Jiminez, 33, of Hartford, Amanda Lucey, 28, of East Hartford, and John Rosado, 45, of Manchester.

    Four more people have been charged in an illegal drug scheme involving a former Plainville surgeon.

    The doctor, Richard Luzietti, 40, of Plainville, is serving an eight-year sentence for illegally prescribing and dispensing controlled substances. 

    Officials said he practiced medicine without a license to obtain prescription drugs that were paid for by the state’s Medicaid program and then sold them illegally on the streets.

    Inspectors from the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit in the Office of the Chief State's Attorney have also arrested Eric Jiminez, 33, of Hartford, Massimo Greca, 35, of Rocky Hill, and Amanda Lucey, 28, of East Hartford, and John Rosado, 45, of Manchester.

    Police said Luzietti never met Jiminez, Greca, Lucey nor Rosado, but wrote them prescriptions for controlled substances. They, in turn, had them filled at Medicaid expense and then sold them to Cyril Pham, who along with Luzietti allegedly sold them illegally on the street, police said.

    Jiminez, Greca, Lucey and Rosado have been charged with conspiracy to unlawfully obtain a controlled substance and conspiracy to make a false prescription, and conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance.

    They have been released on $500 non-surety bonds. Jiminez and Greca and will appear in New Britain Superior Court on June 5. Lucey will appear in Hartford Superior Court on June 6 and Rosado will appear in New Britain Superior Court on June 6.

    Luzietti was convicted last August and Pham was arrested on May 2.

    Officials said the investigation is ongoing and six more arrests are expected.
     

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