St. Petersburg Doctor Found Guilty Of Illegally Prescribing Pain Medications
Tampa, FL - A federal jury found Dr. John Anthony Gianoli, III (51, St. Petersburg) guilty of one count of illegally distributing or causing the distribution of oxycodone last Friday afternoon. Gianoli is a practicing physician in St. Petersburg. He faces a maximum penalty of twenty years in federal prison and forfeiture of his DEA Registration and Florida Department of Health Medical License. His sentencing hearing is scheduled for September 5, 2012.
Gianoli was indicted on September 28, 2011.
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 5 of those occasions, Dr. Gianoli prescribed controlled substances, including Roxycodone (a brand name for 30 mg dose of oxycodone) to the undercover detective, despite his telling the doctor that he was diverting some or all of his oxycodone to his girlfriend.
This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the St. Petersburg Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kathy J.M. Peluso.