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DELAWARE DENTIST SETTLES WITH U.S. OVER ALLEGED ILLEGAL PRESCRIPTIONS

April 30, 2007 - PHILADELPHIA – U.S. Attorney Pat Meehan announced today that Dr. Stephen Candelora has reached a civil settlement with the government over his alleged filling of controlled substance prescriptions using an invalid DEA registration. Candelora has agreed to pay $115,000 for improper use of controlled substance registrations.

From June 14, 2002 through March 23, 2004, Dr. Candelora wrote and had filled controlled substance prescriptions using a DEA controlled substance registration that he had voluntarily surrendered for cause. During a portion of this time, Dr. Candelora was not registered to handle controlled substances in the State of Delaware. In 2003, during negotiations to obtain new registrations, Dr. Candelora represented that he had been, was, and would be compliant with all applicable laws and regulations regarding controlled substances, resulting in his obtaining DEA and Delaware controlled substance registrations anew in 2003. Dr. Candelora surrendered those registrations for cause in 2006.


DEFENDANT


ADDRESS


AGE [Date of Birth]

Dr. Stephen Candelora

Wilmington, DE

Age 52

The case was investigated by DEA Diversion Investigator E. Scott Doubet and has been assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Viveca D. Parker.


UNITED STATES ATTORNEY'S OFFICE
EASTERN DISTRICT, PENNSYLVANIA
Suite 1250, 615 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Contact:
RICH MANIERI
Media Contact
215.861.8525


*An Indictment or Information is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

 

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