Pharmacist pleads guilty in multi-million dollar Oxycodone distribution scheme

Pharmacy and pharmacist Lilian Jakacki, 50 owner and her husband have pled guilty toconspiracy to distriubute narcotics, healthcare fraud and money laundering charges in a multimillion-dollar oxycodone distribution scheme. Jakacki is the owner of European Apothecary Inc. and MW&W Global Enterprises, both doing business as Chopin Chemists. She faces up to 50 years in prison.

Her husband, Marcin Jakacki, 36, pled guilty to similar charges. He faces up to 20 years in prison.

Last October, the Manhattan U.S. Attorney charged the couple with using two pharmacies in Brooklyn and Queens to illegally distribute more than 500,000 pills of oxycodone over a five-year period. The pills had a street value of between $10 million and $15 million.

The wife was also charged with a conspiracy to misbrand prescription drugs and a separate offense of defrauding Medicare out of more than $750,000 by claiming reimbursements for medicine she never dispensed.

Jeffrey Newman represents whistleblowers.