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93-year old Physician Sentenced to 10 Years in Oxycodone Distribution, Money Laundering Scheme



Despite being 93-years old, a Las Vegas-based physician was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for his role in a oxycodone distribution scheme.

The physician,  Dr. Henri Wetselaar was found guilty in a jury trial on March 23, 2017, 93, of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances (oxycodone); distribution of controlled substances; money laundering; and structuring of money transactions.  

During the trial prosecutors showed Wetselaar performed house calls and maintained a medical practice on the east side of Las Vegas. He prescribed large amounts of prescription drugs, including oxycodone, hydrocodone, Xanax and Soma, to persons for no legitimate medical purpose. 

Wetselaar and his co-defendant, David Litwin, 58, conspired with each other and local drug dealers to distribute the prescription drugs prescribed by Wetselaar in and around Las Vegas. Additionally, Wetselaar wired $105,000 for the purchase of a house using money obtained from the drug distribution activities. Wetselaar also attempted to evade the bank reporting requirements by making dozens of cash deposits less than $10,000 in a 12-month period to three different banks.

Litwin is scheduled for sentencing on September 5, 2017. 




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