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Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Criminal And Civil Charges Against Pharmacist, Two Pharmacies, And Two Other Individuals For Multimillion-Dollar Oxycodone Distribution Scheme

October 29, 2015

Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, James J. Hunt, Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”), Thomas E. Bishop, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the New York Office of Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation (“IRS-CI”), and Scott J. Lampert, the Special Agent in Charge for the New York Regional Office of the Department of Health and Human Services - Office of Inspector General (“HHS-OIG”), announced the unsealing of an indictment today against three individuals and two pharmacies for a multimillion-dollar oxycodone distribution scheme that flooded New York City with illegal controlled substances through pharmacies operated in Brooklyn and Queens. Defendants LILIAN JAKACKI, a/k/a/ “Lilian Wieckowski” (“WIECKOWSKI”), MARCIN JAKACKI, a/k/a “Martin,” ROBERT CYBULSKI, EUROPEAN APOTHECARY, INC., d/b/a “Chopin Chemists,” and MW&W GLOBAL ENTERPRISES, INC., d/b/a “Chopin Chemists,” are charged with illegally distributing more than 500,000 pills of oxycodone over a five-year period with a street value between $10 million and $15 million. The defendants are also charged with money laundering and health care fraud.

Updated November 2, 2017