Niagara Gazette


January 29, 2014

Former doctor faces new charges

Niagara Gazette — YOUNGSTOWN — A one-time Youngstown doctor is back in trouble with the law. 

Daniel Gillick was arrested Monday and accused of running a scam that saw him sell prescriptions for a controlled substance to a Medicaid recipient. In exchange for the prescriptions, the recipient returned half of the medication that was prescribed for him to Gillick.

The charges were brought by New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman as part of an ongoing campaign to combat prescription drug abuse. The case was investigated by members of the Attorney General’s Organized Crime Task Force. 

Gillick, 63, was arraigned in Niagara County Court on a single count of criminal sale of a prescription for a controlled substance. He pleaded not guilty and was released on his own recognizance.

He is currently serving a sentence of six months of home detention for scheming with his girlfriend to illegally obtain prescription pills. That case was brought by federal prosecutors.

Gillick also surrendered his license to practice medicine.

In July, Gillick, a former emergency room doctor, admitted that while he was working at Schuyler Hospital in September 2011, his girlfriend came in and faked a medical condition that would allow him to write a prescription for Dilauded, a powerful pain killer.

His guilty plea to fraud and health care fraud charges could have netted him a maximum sentence of 10 years in federal prison. His girlfriend, who was also charged in the federal case, was sentenced to time served from her arrest and has now been released form custody.

At a news conference in Buffalo on Tuesday, Schneiderman said the new charges were the result of parallel state and federal investigations.

“He violated both federal and state law,” the attorney general said. “So first he was arrested and tried federally and now we’re bringing our case.”

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Featured Ads
House Ads
AP Video
Raw: Royal Couple Visits Australia Mountains Raw: Pro-Russian Militants Killed on Base Captain of Sunken South Korean Ferry Apologizes Boston Bombing Survivors One Year Later Sister of Slain MIT Officer Reflects on Bombing Raw: Blast at Tennessee Ammunition Plant Kills 1 Hoax Bomb Raises Anxiety in Boston Egypt Clamps Down on Mosques to Control Message After Fukushima, Japan Eyes Solar Power New York Auto Show Highlights Latest in Car Tech Ex-California City Leader Gets 12 Year Sentence Disbanding Muslim Surveillance Draws Praise Hundreds Missing After South Korean Ferry Sinks Passengers Abuzz After Plane Hits Swarm of Bees Town, Victims Remember Texas Blast At Boston Marathon, a Chance to Finally Finish Are School Dress Codes Too Strict?
House Ads
Night & Day
Twitter News
Follow us on twitter
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Front page