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Orthopedic Surgeon Charged With Unlawful Distribution Of Oxycodone

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of New York

ALBANY, NEW YORK – JEFFREY GUNDEL, M.D., of Gansevoort, New York, was arrested today and charged with unlawful distribution of oxycodone, announced United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian and James J. Hunt, Acting Special Agent-in-Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, New York Division. Following an initial appearance before United States Magistrate Judge Christian F. Hummel, GUNDEL was released on conditions. If convicted, GUNDEL faces up to twenty years in prison, a fine of up to $1,000,000.00, and a term of supervised release.

The investigation is being conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration.

The charges are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in court.

Updated January 29, 2015