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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, June 1, 2018

Pittsburgh Woman Sentenced Probation After Arranging for an Elderly Person’s Painkillers to be Sold to Dealers

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – A resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to four years of probation on her conviction of conspiring to commit health care fraud and conspiring to distribute oxymorphone, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

United States District Judge Mark R. Hornak imposed the sentence on Mildred Rainey, 61.

According to information presented to the court, Rainey participated in a criminal network of drug dealers by obtaining opiate painkillers prescribed to an elderly person and arranging for the sale of that medication to individuals who illicitly distributed the medication to individuals addicted to the medication. In addition, a taxpayer funded insurance program paid for the medication that Rainey arranged to distribute illegally.

Assistant United States Attorney Brendan T. Conway prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

United States Attorney Brady commended the Federal Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) investigation led by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, and the Allegheny County Police Department for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Rainey.

Topic(s): 
Prescription Drugs
Updated June 1, 2018