St. Petersburg Doctor Sentenced To Five Years In Prison For Illegally Prescribing Pain Medications
Tampa, Florida - U.S. District Judge Susan Bucklew today sentenced John Anthony Gianoli, III (51), a physician practicing in St. Petersburg, Florida, to five years in federal prison for illegally distributing or causing the distribution of Oxycodone outside the course of his professional practice by illegally prescribing the Oxycodone. The court also ordered Gianoli to forfeit his DEA Registration and his Florida Department of Health Medical License.
Gianoli was found guilty on June 15, 2012.
According to evidence presented at trial, between September 2009 and July 2010, an undercover detective with the St. Petersburg Police Department, posing as patient, visited the Body by Dr. G. Clinic located at 165 5th Avenue, NE, St. Petersburg on ten occasions. Each time, the detective was seen by Dr. John 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 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.