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Case Number: 2:18-cr-00253-RBS
Judge: R. Barclay Surrick
Court: United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Plaintiff's Attorney: Mary Kay Costello and Amanda Reinitz
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Description: Philadelphia, PA - The United States of America charged Anmol Sing Kamra with conspiracy to distribute oxycodone.
Anmol Singh Kamra, 27, of Upper Darby, PA was convicted of conspiracy to distribute oxycodone outside the usual course of professional practice and with no legitimate medical purpose.
Kamra, a pharmacy technician at Campus Pharmacy in West Philadelphia, conspired with George Fisher, a physician, and Frank Brown, both charged separately, to illegally distribute thousands of oxycodone pills to people suffering from addiction. From about December 2012 through about March 2016, Kamra, Fisher, and Brown orchestrated and executed a scheme to turn the pharmacy into a “pill mill” in which Kamra knowingly filled fake oxycodone prescriptions written by Fisher in sham “patient” names, and gave the oxycodone pills to Brown to sell in street level drug deals.
At times, Kamra would sell drugs without a prescription and then request that Fisher backdate a fake prescription in an attempt to cover the tracks. At trial, Kamra testified that this backdating of prescriptions was a mere “courtesy” on behalf of the doctor so patients could receive their prescriptions in a timely manner, but undercover video evidence showed otherwise. This small pharmacy in West Philadelphia sold so many opioids that some were hidden some under the sink for fear that their distributor would notice the over-abundance and cut them off for exceeding the allowable limit.
“Kamra was operating nothing more than a corrupt pill mill,” said U.S. Attorney McSwain. “The misuse of opioids is killing our citizens, and this defendant significantly contributed to our region’s crippling opioid epidemic. We have to do everything possible to stop the illegal distribution of these deadly drugs, especially by professionals entrusted to prescribe and monitor their use.”
“Kamra diverted thousands of oxycodone pills to the street, taking advantage of those struggling with addiction amid our area’s devastating opioid crisis,” said Michael T. Harpster, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Philadelphia Division. “Yet another medical professional, looking to profit from someone else’s misery. The FBI will never stop working to put pill mills out of business, and the people who run them behind bars.”
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Outcome: 11/27/2019 90 ORDER AS TO ANMOL SINGH KAMRA THAT THE DEFENDANT'S CONDITIONS OF RELEASE BE MODIFIED AND THAT HE BE PLACED ON ELECTRONIC MONITORING. THE DEFENDANT SHALL SUBMIT TO LOCATION MONITORING - HOME INCARCERATION: DEFENDANT IS RESTRICTED TO A 24-HOUR-A-DAY LOCK-DOWN AT HIS RESIDENCE EXCEPT FOR MEDICAL NECESSITIES, COURT APPEARANCES, RELIGIOUS SERVICES, EMPLOYMENT, OR OTHER ACTIVITIES SPECIFICALLY APPROVED BY THE COURT. Signed by HONORABLE R. BARCLAY SURRICK on 11/27/2019. 11/27/2019 Entered and Copies E-Mailed. (ems) (Entered: 11/27/2019)