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Adelglass For Oxy Sales Was Convicted in SDNY Now Get 150 Months After Remand

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SDNY COURTHOUSE, March 8 – Howard Adelglass was on trial charged with conspiring to unlawfully distribute more than one million pills of oxycodone.

 On October 24, 2022, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Judge Jed S. Rakoff was presiding over the trial. Inner City Press went and covered it, see below.

On November 4, the jury convicted Adelglass: "JURY VERDICT as to Howard Adelglass (1) Guilty on Count 1. Motions due by 11/11/2022. Responses due by 11/16/2022. Sentencing set for 3/8/2023 at 04:00 PM before Judge Jed S. Rakoff. Status Conference set for 11/18/2022 at 09:30 AM before Judge Jed S. Rakoff."

And on November 18, he was remanded to jail, pending sentencing: "Bond Hearing as to Howard Adelglass held on 11/18/2022. Present were the defendant and his counsel, Irving Cohen...  CJA Duty Attorney, Deborah Colson, and a court reporter. The Governments motion to remand is granted. Defense attorney Cohen's application to be relived as counsel is granted and Deborah Colson is appointed. Deft remanded."

On March 8, Adelglass was sentenced to 150 months in prison: "HOWARD ADELGLASS was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Jed S. Rakoff to 150 months in prison for his participation in a conspiracy to illegally prescribe oxycodone."

     On October 24 on the witness stand was government confidential source Mr. Brown, under cross examination. He insisted he was not involved in any "drug crew." Rather, he said,  police would drive him to locations to buy drugs. 

 Defense counsel asked, From strangers? 

 Yes, Brown said, that's how you arrested - selling drugs to people you don't know.

On October 26, one of Adelglass' patients or customers was on the stand, explaining how he charged $350 for a shot, and the oxy could cost up to $1000. On redirected she was asked if Adelman every asked her what activities were given her the pain. No, she said, I was addicted.

On October 27, another of Adelglass' customers or victims was on the stand. She began taking oxy at college in 2014 and was addicted, and buying on the street, by 2017. She said she would crush the pills and snort them through a straw for a faster effect. Then she bought them from Adelglass. Another CJA lawyer was in the back bench of the gallery.

On October 31, put into evidence were the MMEs of Adelglass "patient" Lauren Grillo. Adelglass took her dosage up from 75 to 400, which the witness said would only be for a person on their deathbed. (When he gave a graphic example of cancer and bloated belly, several jurors appeared to wince). There was mention of fentanyl, too. Adelglass continued to listen through headphones. The trial continues.

The case is US v. Adelglass, 20-cr-605 (Rakoff)


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