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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Michigan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, July 15, 2019

Former Physician Sentenced for Illicit Drug Distribution Activity and Identity Theft

A Warren man was sentenced today to 64 months in prison for creating and distributing fraudulent controlled substance prescriptions, U.S. Attorney Matthew Schneider announced.

Schneider was joined in the announcement by Special Agent in Charge Timothy R. Slater, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Detroit Division.

According to court records, Dimitar Cvetkoski, 41, posted advertisements on Craigslist illicitly marketing controlled substances. In one advertisement, Cvetkoski wrote: "Have Party favors, Rx, Or whatever you need if you’re interested."

Cvetkoski stole the identities of two local physicians to create the fraudulent prescriptions that he distributed, and attempted to distribute, to third parties. Cvetkoski also created fraudulent prescriptions that he used to obtain controlled substances for himself.

Additionally, Cvetkoski admitted that he engaged in credit card fraud and illicitly possessed approximately 130 credit card numbers belonging to third parties.

Cvetkoski had previously been licensed to practice medicine but his license had lapsed and he was not authorized to prescribe controlled substances while he was engaged in his illicit activity.

Among the controlled substances that Cvetkoski illegally distributed, and attempted to distribute, were numerous opioid-based drugs.

Cvetkoski was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Paul D. Borman.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Madison Heights Police Department, and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Andrew J. Yahkind.

Topic(s): 
Prescription Drugs
Updated July 18, 2019