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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Missouri

Friday, February 7, 2014

Local Dentist Pleads Guilty To Charges Involving Fraudulent Oxycodone Prescriptions

St. Louis, MO – DR. KURT MORGESTER pled guilty to fraudulently obtaining prescriptions for Oxycondone.  According to court documents, on multiple occasions in December 2012 and January 2013, Dr. Morgester wrote and picked up prescriptions for his dental patients.  The patients had no knowledge of these prescriptions. 

Morgester, Fenton, MO, pled guilty to one felony count of possession of a controlled substance by subterfuge before United States District Judge Rodney W. Sippel.  Sentencing has been set for May 8, 2014.

He now faces a maximum penalty of four years in prison and/or fines up to $250,000. In determining the actual sentences, a Judge is required to consider the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, which provide recommended sentencing ranges.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration.  Assistant United States Attorney John T Davis is handling the case for the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Updated March 19, 2015