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SOKOLOFF SENTENCED IN SUPERIOR COURT

News | Date Posted: Friday, July 21, 2006



(Wilmington, DE): The Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit announced that earlier today Dr. Keith Sokoloff was sentenced to prison for his role in illegally distributing Schedule II Narcotic drugs ” including oxycontin and roxicodone ” in exchange for money. Sokoloff, who pled guilty in May, 2006 to Felony Health Care Fraud, Delivery of a Schedule II Controlled Substance, and Felony Conspiracy, was sentenced by Delaware Superior Judge William C. Carpenter to six months in jail, followed by six months of home confinement, followed by several years of probation. Sokoloff, who has asserted that he was having mental health and substance abuse problems during the crime spree, was also ordered to undergo both substance abuse and mental health evaluations. After his release from prison, Sokoloff will be required to perform 1,000 hours of community service.

The arrest, conviction and sentencing came after an investigation led by the Delaware Medicaid Fraud Control Unit which lasted approximately two years, and which also resulted in the arrest and prosecution of numerous other individuals who were involved in the prescription drug ring which Sokoloff was responsible for supplying. Investigators and prosecutors from the Attorney General’s Office worked with various other agencies during the investigation, including the Delaware State Police and the U. S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA).

Regarding the sentence, Deputy Attorney General Daniel R. Miller stated The pills that we calculated were over 6,000 pills that he put on the street, so we feel the conduct is outrageous in nature and clearly warranted a jail sentence.

Individuals who have information regarding the unlawful distribution of prescription narcotics should contact Special Investigator Allen Ruth at (302) 739-4211.

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SOKOLOFF SENTENCED IN SUPERIOR COURT

News | Date Posted: Friday, July 21, 2006



(Wilmington, DE): The Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit announced that earlier today Dr. Keith Sokoloff was sentenced to prison for his role in illegally distributing Schedule II Narcotic drugs ” including oxycontin and roxicodone ” in exchange for money. Sokoloff, who pled guilty in May, 2006 to Felony Health Care Fraud, Delivery of a Schedule II Controlled Substance, and Felony Conspiracy, was sentenced by Delaware Superior Judge William C. Carpenter to six months in jail, followed by six months of home confinement, followed by several years of probation. Sokoloff, who has asserted that he was having mental health and substance abuse problems during the crime spree, was also ordered to undergo both substance abuse and mental health evaluations. After his release from prison, Sokoloff will be required to perform 1,000 hours of community service.

The arrest, conviction and sentencing came after an investigation led by the Delaware Medicaid Fraud Control Unit which lasted approximately two years, and which also resulted in the arrest and prosecution of numerous other individuals who were involved in the prescription drug ring which Sokoloff was responsible for supplying. Investigators and prosecutors from the Attorney General’s Office worked with various other agencies during the investigation, including the Delaware State Police and the U. S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA).

Regarding the sentence, Deputy Attorney General Daniel R. Miller stated The pills that we calculated were over 6,000 pills that he put on the street, so we feel the conduct is outrageous in nature and clearly warranted a jail sentence.

Individuals who have information regarding the unlawful distribution of prescription narcotics should contact Special Investigator Allen Ruth at (302) 739-4211.

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