Woman Sentenced For Selling Oxycontin She Got Through Medicare

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) _ A 69-year-old East Haven woman has been sentenced to a year in federal prison for illegally selling Oxycontin pills that had been paid for with money from Medicare.

Maureen Gulianello used forged prescriptions to obtain the pain killers at various pharmacies, kept some for herself and sold some to others.

She pleaded guilty to one count of health care fraud in October 2009 and was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Bridgeport.

Authorities say Gulianello and her son, David Deloughery, received money from Anthony Buono of Wallingford to buy the Oxycontin and later repaid him in addition to supplying him with a quantity of pills.

Buono was sentenced to 18 months in prison on a drug trafficking charge. Deloughery has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute Oxycontin and is to be sentenced on Friday.

     (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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