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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Physician at Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg admits to drug charge

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA - A Maryland man has admitted to a drug charge, United States Attorney William J. Powell announced.

Daniel J. Bochicchio, of Monkton, Maryland, age 60, has pled guilty to one count of “Acquiring Fentanyl by Misrepresentation, Fraud, Deception, and Subterfuge.” Bochicchio admitted to acquiring fentanyl by fraudulently entering patient information at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, West Virginia. The crime occurred in March of 2017.

Bochicchio faces up to four years incarceration and a fine of up to $250,000. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant. 

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 and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Police investigated. 

U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert W. Trumble presided.

Updated October 18, 2017