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Oncologist Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison in Pill Mill Conspiracy

U.S. Attorney’s Office – Northern District of Texas, June 3, 2021

An oncologist has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for running a pill mill, announced Acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Prerak Shah.

Arrested in DEA Dallas’ “Operation Wasted Daze,” Dr. Caesar Mark Capistrano, 61, was convicted at trial in January three counts of conspiracy to dispense a controlled substance and two counts of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance. He was sentenced Thursday by U.S. District Judge Reed C. O’Connor.

“Doctors who run pill mills knowingly profit off of vulnerable people’s addictions,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Prerak Shah. “The Justice Department is determined to prosecute doctors who funnel powerful prescription drugs onto our streets. We will do everything within our power to curb the opioid epidemic.”

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