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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of West Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Physician at Veterans Administration Medical Center in Martinsburg indicted on drug charges

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA - A Maryland man was arrested today after being indicted on drug charges by a federal grand jury in Wheeling on June 6, 2017, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen announced.

Daniel J. Bochicchio, of Monkton, Maryland, age 59, was indicted on 15 counts of “Acquiring Fentanyl by Misrepresentation, Fraud, Deception, and Subterfuge.” Bochicchio allegedly acquired fentanyl by fraudulently entering patient information at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Martinsburg, West Virginia. The crimes are alleged to have occurred from January to March of 2017.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Lara Omps-Botteicher is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Inspector General is investigating. 

An indictment is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated June 20, 2017