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Insys Opiods Doctor Burducea Sentenced At Top of Guidelines After Posting Fake Complaints

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SDNY COURTHOUSE, Jan 3 – Doctor Alexandru Burducea pled guilty to violating the Anti-Kickback Statute by pitching Insys' drug Subsys, 50 times more potent than morphine, after getting payments through the Insys "speakers' program."   

 Yet on January 27 Burducea requested a non-custodial sentence from U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Judge Kimba M. Wood, who is overseeing his wider case. 

 There was only one problem: Burducea has also, to try to get revenge against other doctors, created online accounts in the names of existing patients and posted false complaints against the doctors, including of sexual harassment. 

  Judge Wood quoted from these false reviews during the sentencing, noting that Burducea has used Spanish idioms and shown not only malice but also sophistication. 

  Burducea's lawyer tried to say the false online posts were a product of "mania" and that he himself had consented to remove them from the Internet.

  Judge Wood sentenced him to the very top of the guideline in his plea agreement: 57 months. The case is US v. Burducea, 18-cr-217 (Wood). 


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