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National Insurance Crime Bureau

Chiropractor sentenced for writing bogus prescriptions

Alex Rose

Aug 20, 2020

MEDIA COURTHOUSE — A Ridley Park chiropractor was sentenced to 11½ to 23 months at the county prison in Concord Wednesday after pleading guilty to distributing a controlled substance and forgery.

Marc Steven Persson, 41, of the 600 block of Academy Road in Swarthmore, was arrested in November 2018 and charged with writing fraudulent painkiller prescriptions for patients that included Percocet, Xanax and Oxycodone. He was also charged with six counts each of delivery and criminal attempt to deliver a controlled substance, and seven counts each of forgery and procuring a drug by fraud.

Six charges of delivering Oxycodone were consolidated into two counts for Wednesday’s plea deal before Common Pleas Court President Judge Kevin F. Kelly. The plea worked out by Assistant District Attorney Christopher DiRosato and defense counsel Brian Malloy also included one count of forgery for writing a prescription using another doctor’s signature on a prescription. The remaining counts were dismissed.

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