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Judge sentences St. Louis County doctor for fraudulently obtaining opioid narcotic prescription drugs

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Missouri

ST. LOUIS, MO – United States District Court Judge Rodney W. Sippel sentenced today Angela K. Williams, M.D to three years’ probation, $745 in restitution to Medicare and Medicaid and 100 hours community service today. The 34-year-old Brentwood, Missouri resident pleaded guilty, in January, to fraudulently obtaining oxycodone.

According to the plea agreement, Dr. Williams wanted to obtain prescription drugs containing controlled substances for her own personal use outside the bounds of professional medical practice and not for legitimate medical purposes.  Accordingly, Dr. Williams used her own prescription pad to write and sign numerous prescriptions for controlled substances using other persons’ names, including prescriptions for the narcotic opioid pain relief drugs hydrocodone and oxycodone.  Dr. Williams then went to pharmacies and posing as a patient presented the prescriptions for the drugs.  Dr. Williams also fraudulently used another doctor’s prescription pad, name, and Drug Enforcement Administration number to write herself additional controlled substance prescriptions.  

The Drug Enforcement Administration, Florissant Police Department, Town and Country Police Department, St. John Police Department, Bureau of Narcotic and Dangerous Drugs of the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services, Medicaid Fraud Control Unit of the Missouri Attorney General’s Office and the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office investigated the case. 



Venton Blandin

Updated October 28, 2020

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