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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Rochester Woman Sentenced for Her Role in Oxycontin Distribution Conspiracy

 

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr., announced today that Bettina Wilson, 34, of Rochester, NY, who was convicted of acquiring Oxycodone through fraud, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge David G. Larimer to one year probation and ordered to pay restitution totaling $7,573.65.

Assistant U.S. Attorney John J. Field, who handled the case, stated that Wilson obtained fraudulent prescriptions for OxyContin by providing her Medicaid information to James Marsh. Marsh used the defendant’s Medicaid information to obtain the fraudulent prescriptions, which Wilson filled for Marsh in exchange for payments of $100 each. From May 2009 to February 2010, Wilson filled at least eight fraudulent prescriptions for Marsh. On August 8, 2014, Marsh was convicted by a federal jury of a narcotics conspiracy and is awaiting sentencing.

Wilson and Marsh were arrested along with five others in December 2012. All seven defendants have been convicted.

The sentencing was the culmination of an investigation on the part of Special Agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Acting Special Agent in Charge James J. Hunt, New York Field Division, and Investigators of the New York State Attorney General, Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, under the direction of Acting Director Amy Held.
Updated November 19, 2014