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Re: Feds: Philly 'pill-mill' doc worked with Pagans

Post by JerryB » Thu Jun 30, 2016 8:35 am

"PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) - A doctor accused of running a pill mill along with members of the Pagans Motorcycle Club has been found guilty of more than 100 counts of distribution of controlled substances. Now, he faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 20 years in prison.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania reports Dr. William J. O’Brien III was convicted of dispensing “approximately 378,914 pills which contained 10 mg, 15 mg or 30 mg of oxycodone; and approximately 160,492 methadone pills. The estimated street value of the controlled substances sold by the conspiracy was estimated at approximately $5 million. O’Brien generated for himself an estimated $2 million in cash proceeds from the drug trafficking conspiracy” between March 2012 and January 2015.

He was found guilty of “two counts of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances; one count of distribution of controlled substances resulting in death; 117 counts of distribution of controlled substances, that is, oxycodone, methadone, and amphetamines; money laundering conspiracy; conspiracy to commit bankruptcy fraud; and making false statements under oath in a bankruptcy proceeding.”

Testimony showed “so-called ‘patients’ were recruited, would pay O’Brien $200 cash, and would receive medically unnecessary prescriptions for controlled substances for resale. With cash-paying ‘patients,’ O’Brien could conceal money from creditors and the United States Bankruptcy Court where he had filed for Chapter 11 protection for his company WJO, Inc., a group of medical practices which he owned. After filling the prescriptions they got from O’Brien, the ‘patients’ would turn the pills over to the co-conspirators who would sell the pills to drug dealers. Certain controlled substances, such as oxycodone (30 mg), were in high demand. One oxycodone 30 mg pill could sell for $25 on the street."

The jury also found someone died because of O’Brien’s distribution.

U.S. Attorney Zane David Memeger said, “We are pleased that the jury saw through Dr. O'Brien's clown act at trial and concluded that for the sake of profit he distributed opioid pain killers for no legitimate medical purpose, and that he caused the death of a patient through his illegal prescribing practices.”

FBI Special Agent-in-Charge William Sweeney added, “The defendant’s behavior and the resulting harm inflicted on our communities is nothing short of disgraceful."

O’Brien was acquitted of four counts of distribution of controlled substances.

Sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 5. O’Brien faces a prison term of 20 years to life."

http://www.fox29.com/news/167313555-story
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Re: Feds: Philly 'pill-mill' doc worked with Pagans

Post by tmarotta » Mon Feb 20, 2017 12:15 pm

Update courtesy of Scott B's gangster report.

PHILADELPHIA MOTORCYCLE GANG MEMBER ‘REDNECK’ TREACY HIT WITH 20 YRS. IN THE CAN IN PAGAN’S PILL MILL CASE

Pagan’s Motorcycle Gang lieutenant Patrick (Redneck) Treacy was sentenced to 20 years in prison in federal court in Philadelphia this week on the heels of a summer 2016 guilty plea to helping head a multi-million dollar pain-pill trafficking ring alongside Dr. William O’Brien out of O’Brien’s Bucks County, Pennsylvania medical practice. O’Brien, 52, was smacked with a 30-year prison sentence back in the fall for his role in the narcotics operation that yielded an estimated five million dollars in profits in less than three years.


The conspiracy ran from 2012 to 2015 and was started in tandem between O’Brien and Sam (Bullet) Nocille), the Pagan’s then-vice-president of the club’s powerful Philly chapter. Nocille died of a heart attack while incarcerated in 2014 and the Pagan’s lucrative piece of the pill mill was passed to Redneck Treacy, a reputed club enforcer who used a wide stable of fellow bikers and female strippers to move his product on the street.

Federal authorities estimate the 49-year old, heavily-inked and bearded Treacy sold almost 70,000 pills at thirty bucks a pop. Witnesses testified at O’Brien’s trial that O’Brien attempted hiring Treacy to kill his wife, a murder that never occurred and an accusation O’Brien still steadfastly denies.

According to court records, in 2013, O’Brien allegedly sent Treacy to collect an $11,000 debt from Anthony Rongione for unpaid bulk pill-shipment receipts and the next day Rongione and an associate were found shot to death inside a private residence. Treacy’s attorneys refute assertions that Treacy took part in any violence during the course of the drug conspiracy, specifically the alleged attempted murder of O’Brien’s wife and any involvement in the Rongione homicide, which remains unsolved.

Scott also has another article about Treacy:

L.E. SOURCES: PAGAN’S ‘REDNECK’ TREACY FACED QUESTIONS ABOUT TWO DIFFERENT DOUBLE HOMICIDES IN PHILLY UPON ARREST IN ’15

Federal authorities in Pennsylvania have questioned Pagan’s Motorcycle Gang enforcer and drug chief Patrick (Redneck) Treacy regarding any knowledge he has on a pair of notorious unsolved Philadelphia double homicides, the 2005 disappearance and murder of couple Richard Petrone and Danielle Imbo and the 2013 slayings of Anthony Rongione and Michael Spering , per sources in law enforcement. Treacy, 49, was sentenced late last week to two decades behind bars for running a prescription pill mill with local physician Dr. William O’Brien that cleared a reported five million dollars in illegal profits.

Petrone and Imbo vanished without a trace 12 years ago this week, on the evening of February 19, 2005 after leaving a Philadelphia bar together. Police believe their homicides were of the murder-for-hire variety.

Talk of Treacy possibly taking part in a gangland murder conspiracy arose at O’Brien’s trial back in the summer, when tapes of Treacy’s post-arrest interrogation were played in court in June and it revealed him answering queries about an unnamed unsolved homicide, denying any involvement. Sources tell Gangster Report, as others told renowned crime reporter George Anastasia at BigTrial.net in the summer, FBI agents pressed Treacy on info related to both the Petrone-Imbo and Rongione-Spering investigations to no avail.

O’Brien, 52, was found guilty at trial and slapped with a 30-year prison sentence in October 2016. Testimony at O’Brien’s trial implicates him and Treacy in a murder-for-hire plot to whack O’Brien’s wife, a hit that was never carried out, per authorities, only because Treacy was indicted and jailed in the pill-mill drug conspiracy in 2015, at which time, per sources, he was almost immediately pulled into an interrogating room and grilled on, among other things, any knowledge he has on the Petrone-Imbo and Rongione-Spering hits, respectively.

Richard Petrone, 35, and Danielle Imbo, 34, who were dating, were last seen leaving Bar Abilene – now closed – at around 10:30 p.m. on February 19, 2005, departing the establishment in Petrone’s black-colored 2001 Dodge Dakota pickup truck after drinks with another couple. Petrone was in his family bakery business and had an argument on the phone with Imbo’s ex-husband in the days prior to the couple’s disappearance. The FBI has publically eliminated Imbo’s ex as a suspect.

Anthony Rongione, 44, was allegedly indebted to O’Brien and Treacy for $11,000 for a large shipment of pills he received on consignment and hadn’t squared with his suppliers yet. Per court records and federal documents, Treacy and an underling went to Rongione’s home on the night of February 17, 2013, equipped with brass knuckles and led pipes, with the intention of collecting the debt, but left empty handed when Rongione’s neighbor’s security system scared them away. The next day, on February 18, 2013, Rongione and an associate of his named Mike Spering, 52, were found shot to death in a house in South Philly.

O’Brien was caught on a federal wiretap threatening Rongione.

“I will hunt you down like a dog…. I will hurt you,” he was recorded telling the debtor.

Turncoat Pagan’s lieutenant Michael (Tomato Pie) Thompson testified at O’Brien’s trial that O’Brien complained of being unable to get the $11,000 of back-payment from Rongione in the weeks before O’Brien dispatched Treacy to collect the debt from him. Lawyers for O’Brien and Treacy deny their clients have had anything to do with any acts of violence.

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Re: Feds: Philly 'pill-mill' doc worked with Pagans

Post by Rocco » Sun Jul 30, 2017 10:38 am

I was in Asbury Park the other day and there were about a dozen Pagans hanging infront of the Stone Pony's summer stage. I assume that Asbury Park is their territory? Also whatever happened to the Breeds MC ? Did they get decimated and are no longer around NJ ??

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Re: Feds: Philly 'pill-mill' doc worked with Pagans

Post by Lou_Para » Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:23 pm

The Br*ed still has a presence in Jersey , but since Junior got put away their membership has fallen off. They were never that big of a Club to begin with,and at their peak had 13 chapters. (hence the 13 stars on their center patch). As far as the Pag*ns are concerned, jersey has always belonged to them for the most part. They are enemies of the Bre*d and it's funny that you mention Asbury since the Bre*d considers that and Bristol as their founding "Mother " chapters. The Paga*s are basically showing disrespect to them. As far as 1%er Clubs go,the Bre*d is considered to be lowlifes, even by 1%er standards,which should tell you a lot about their status. It''s been said many times that if the Paga*ns or Outl*ws won't take you,the Bre*d will. This is only an educated guess,but I would be surprised if the Bre*d has more than 50 currently patched members.

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Re: Feds: Philly 'pill-mill' doc worked with Pagans

Post by YaHeardMe » Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:30 am

Lou_Para wrote:
Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:23 pm
The Br*ed still has a presence in Jersey , but since Junior got put away their membership has fallen off. They were never that big of a Club to begin with,and at their peak had 13 chapters. (hence the 13 stars on their center patch). As far as the Pag*ns are concerned, jersey has always belonged to them for the most part. They are enemies of the Bre*d and it's funny that you mention Asbury since the Bre*d considers that and Bristol as their founding "Mother " chapters. The Paga*s are basically showing disrespect to them. As far as 1%er Clubs go,the Bre*d is considered to be lowlifes, even by 1%er standards,which should tell you a lot about their status. It''s been said many times that if the Paga*ns or Outl*ws won't take you,the Bre*d will. This is only an educated guess,but I would be surprised if the Bre*d has more than 50 currently patched members.
There was a good gangland show on the Breed M.C. Club that was aired a few years ago. I'm sure it's on YouTube. They wiped out the main chapter in what the O.P. had wrote in Bristol which I'm pretty sure is Bucks County, PA? Right on the border of PA & NJ. That episode showed outlines their rise and fall, pretty sure the poor leadership skills, undercover drugs buys, weapons, and violence lead to a Rico hit or state case which diminished the club. I went to visit a friend of mine recently who lost his son to the opiate epidemic. He had mentioned to me that Meth is becoming a bigger problem, because it's readily available, just not from your bikers but you have a lot of street gangs selling the shit in ghetto area's. Never saw that has a hood drug more of a white trash drug at least on the east coast. I know it varies on the west coast and south west, but just found that to be interesting how the cartels have expanded their trades.

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Re: Feds: Philly 'pill-mill' doc worked with Pagans

Post by Lou_Para » Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:29 pm

In my neck of the woods, (Western PA),the dominant 1%ers are the Paga*s. They have traditionally been involved in cocaine ,weed,and meth as their main drug business. However,as we see by the "Pill Mill" case,they will go wherever the money is, whether it be Oxys or other opiates. The Paga*s like dealing meth because:
1) It's easily available through the Club's "cookers" at a cheap price.

2) For the most part,meth is the drug of choice in the biker world, so they have a built in market.

3) They can cut it so much that they make huge profits. Unlike most 1%er Clubs who will deal honestly with their customers,the Paga*s are notorious for burning people (citizens,not other 1%ers) and selling pretty shitty product. The market is kind of captive,because if you don"t deal with them,you don't deal,period. They are not known for encouraging healthy economic competition,if you get my drift.

I think in the 1%er world,selling any drug is fair game,with the exception of Heroin. I'm not saying that it's never been done,but all of the major Clubs have a rule against their members using it,so I don't think it would be smart to allow members to deal it,since the temptation might be too much.

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