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Brooklyn doctor arrested for selling drugs to the FBI

August 12, 2011

A Brooklyn doctor and his associate illegally sold prescription painkillers, federal prosecutors said Thursday.

Dr. Eugene Demczuk, who also works out New Jersey, and Nicholas Cukier were charged with selling oxycodone for cash to an undercover FBI agent.

Between November 2010 and April 2011, the agent repeatedly paid $150 a script for 30 milligram prescriptions of pills, according to a criminal complaint unsealed Thursday in Manhattan Federal Court.”Demczuk did not perform a medical examination of (the undercover), nor did he request additional medical information,” the court papers say.

On April 14, the agent secretly videotaped Demczuk giving three prescriptions of Oxycodone for $450 without an exam or additional information, the complaint says.

On April 21, the agent videotaped Cukier writing four prescriptions to four different patients for $600, the papers say. Demczuk later signed the prescriptions without giving exams.

While the agent was in the waiting room, Cukier sent him text messages warning him not to talk to other patients.”Don’t talk in front of this guy,” one message said. “Yeah, it’s me, just don’t say nothing out loud,” said another.

Demczuk, 66, of Livingston, N.J., and Cukier, 24, of Edison, N.J., are scheduled to appear in court later Thursday.


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