Pembroke Pines Pill Mill Doc Sentenced
South Florida Crime
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A Pembroke Pines doctors who peddled oxycodone at a Dania Beach pill mill is headed to prison.
On Tuesday Dr. Scott Becker, 54, was sentenced 70 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release.
Earlier Becker had pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute and dispense large amounts of oxycodone without a legitimate medical purpose and money laundering.
According to court documents, Becker was employed as a clinic doctor at All Pain Management in Dania Beach from February through September, 2010. At the time it was owned by co-conspirators Vincent Colangelo and several other unnamed individuals. Colangelo pled guilty to narcotics, money laundering and federal income tax offenses in April, 2012, arising from his ownership of six pill mill clinics and a pharmacy in Broward and Miami-Dade Counties.
According to a review of medical records, while at All Pain Management, Becker prescribed 932,259 oxycodone, 30 milligram pills during the course of 4,821 patient visits and more than 98% of Becker’s patients received prescriptions for oxycodone. Becker also laundered approximately $24,142 in illegal narcotics proceeds.
As part of his plea deal, Becker agreed to forfeit $470,400 in money and property representing the illegal proceeds he earned as a result of his involvement at the clinic.