Scarborough man who sold pills to finance nightclub gets 9 years in prison

By Judy Harrison, BDN Staff
Posted Jan. 28, 2014, at 4 p.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — A Scarborough man who along with others obtained 150 fraudulent prescriptions for more than 13,000 oxycodone pills from a former foot doctor was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court to nine years in federal prison.

Adam Goodwin, 39, of Scarborough pleaded guilty in July to one count each of conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and health care fraud.

In addition to prison time, U.S. District Judge George Singal sentenced Goodwin to three years of supervised release.

The prescriptions, written by Dr. John B. Perry, 52, of Cumberland between February and November 2010, were filled at pharmacies in southern Maine and the pills were sold, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Goodwin used the proceeds from the illegal sales to finance a nightclub venture in Westbrook that he intended to call Dreamers, according to court documents. Dreamers never opened.

Perry, 52, was sentenced in June in federal court in Portland to eight years in prison after pleading guilty to drug conspiracy and health care fraud charges. The doctor admitted that he wrote prescriptions with no medical purpose, traded prescriptions for cash and cocaine and fabricated patient charts to cover his improper prescriptions, according to court documents.

Goodwin’s codefendant Neal Laverriere, 32, of Biddeford was sentenced last month to three years and two months in prison. Laverriere, who pleaded guilty to the same charges Goodwin did, has not yet been assigned to a federal correctional facility.

Laverriere and Goodwin each faced up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $1 million on the drug conspiracy charge. On the health care fraud count, each man faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.

 

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