Guilty: Florida Doctor Illegally Prescribed Pain Medications
June 15 (Tampa, FL) – Mark R. Trouville, Special Agent in Charge, Drug Enforcement Administration, Miami Field Division, and Robert E. O'Neill, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Florida, announced that a federal jury found Dr. John Anthony Gianoli, III, 51, St. Petersburg, Florida guilty of one count of illegally distributing or causing the distribution of oxycodone last Friday afternoon. Gianoli is a practicing physician in St. Petersburg. Gianoli, who was indicted on September 28, 2011, is scheduled to be sentenced on September 5, 2012. Gianoli faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison and forfeiture of his DEA Registration and Florida Department of Health Medical License.
According to evidence presented at trial, between September 2009 and July 2010, an undercover detective, posing as a patient, visited the Body by Dr. G. Clinic located at 165 5th Avenue, NE, St. Petersburg. On each of the ten separate visits, the undercover detective was seen by Dr. Gianoli. On at least five of those occasions, Dr. Gianoli prescribed controlled substances, including Roxycodone (a brand name for 30 mg dose of oxycodone) to the undercover detective, despite the undercover detective advising Gianoli that he was diverting some or all of his oxycodone to his girlfriend.
This case was investigated by the DEA Tampa District Office and the St. Petersburg Police Department.