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A man convicted of performing a prescription drug ring sentenced to 25 years in prison

Pittsburgh (KDKA)-A man accused of leading a large prescription drug ring was sentenced to 25 years in prison.

William Richardson, a former resident of the city’s Marshall Shadeland district, was convicted of violating federal drug, firearms and health fraud laws, prosecutors said Friday.

According to prosecutors, Richardson was the leader in an illegal pill distribution network that lied to doctors to get prescription painkillers. Richardson and his conspirators pretended they were in need of medicine, but are said to look back and sell it.

Drugs are often paid through taxpayer-funded health insurance programs, so the prosecution said taxpayers would have to pay much of the drugs sold.

Richardson was arrested when prosecutors said authorities had intercepted communications coordinating companies that used minors to transport some drugs. In the confiscated news, prosecutors said there was also a threat of harm to the Pittsburgh police detective who launched Richardson’s investigation.

During the raid at Richardson’s house, prosecutors said police found a “cash” of guns and ammunition.

A man convicted of performing a prescription drug ring sentenced to 25 years in prison

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