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Scarborough Man Sentenced to 9 Years
on Drug and Health Care Fraud Charges

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 28, 2014

Contact: David B. Joyce
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 780-3257

Portland, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Adam
Goodwin, 39, of Scarborough, Maine, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge
George Singal to 9 years in prison and 3 years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute
oxycodone and health care fraud. Goodwin pled guilty to the charges on July 29, 2013.

According to Court records, between February 2010 and November 2010, Goodwin,
Neal Laverriere, and others received over than 150 fraudulent oxycodone prescriptions for more
than 13,000 pills from Dr. John Perry for no medical purpose. The prescriptions were filled at
pharmacies in southern Maine and the oxycodone pills were sold. Goodwin used proceeds from
these illegal sales to finance a nightclub venture in Westbrook that was to be known as
“Dreamers.” The illegal activities ended in November 2010 when Dr. Perry’s offices were
searched. Dreamers never opened. Perry was sentenced on June 21, 2013 to 8 years in
prison. Laverriere was sentenced on December 17, 2013 to 38 months in prison.

This case was investigated by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, the
United States Department of Health and Human Services – Office of Inspector General, the
Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, the Biddeford and
Westbrook Police Departments, and the State of Maine Health Care Crimes Unit.

 

 

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