Bronx Man Sentenced to Almost Four Years
on Drug and Health Care Fraud Charges
Contact: David B. Joyce
Assistant U.S. Attorney
Tel: (207) 780-3257
Portland, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Devine
Harvin, 33, of Bronx, New York, was sentenced on Friday by United States District Judge
George Z. Singal to 46 months in jail and 3 years of supervised release for conspiracy to
distribute oxycodone and conspiracy to commit health care fraud. Harvin pled guilty to the
charges on December 5, 2012.
According to Court records, Harvin was employed by a medical facility in Bronx, New
York. Harvin stole blank prescription rolls containing hundreds of prescriptions and sold the
rolls to a co-conspirator. Other members of the conspiracy then generated fraudulent
prescriptions for oxycodone. Some of these prescriptions contained the names of people in
Maine and purported to be written by doctors in New York. None of the Maine-based people
whose names appeared on these prescriptions received any medical care from the doctors in New
York whose names were unlawfully placed on the prescriptions. The prescriptions were then
presented to pharmacies in Maine. If the prescription was successfully filled, the pills were then
further distributed in Southern Maine.
This case was investigated by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration in
Portland, Maine, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, in Newark, New Jersey.
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