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Former VA Doctor Pleads Guilty to Illegally Prescribing Oxycodone
DAYTON -- Julia Immaculata Lucente, 55, of Dayton pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to illegally prescribing oxycodone while she was a physician at the Veterans Affairs medical center in Dayton.
Carter M. Stewart, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, Lucente issued a prescription November 6, 2012, for 72 Oxycodone pills to someone who was neither a patient of Lucentes nor a patient at the VAMC. Lucente also wrote the prescription without a documented proper medical examination, which is contrary to established medical protocol.
Stewart said Lucente pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of aiding and abetting another to knowingly and intentionally possess a controlled substance.
Terms of the plea agreement call for Lucente to permanently surrender her Medical and DEA licenses, Stewart said. She also agreed not to reapply for a medical or DEA license in Ohio or any other state.
Lucente is expected to be sentenced to probation.
We will tirelessly pursue any VA employees violating their position of trust, said Gavin McClaren, United States Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General, Resident Agent in Charge, Cleveland.
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