NEW YORK- Dr. Emmanuel Lambrakis “was released on a $500,000 personal recognizance bond, secured by $20,000 cash or property. His next hearing is scheduled for January 3 at 10AM,” according to Dawn Dearden Public Affairs U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York.
Also, “His travels are limited to South and Eastern District of New York, he had to surrender his travel documents (passport), he has an electronic monitor bracelet and he cannot write prescriptions for any control substances.”
Dr. Lambrakis was arrested on Thursday December 1, 2016 for writing “thousands of medical unnecessary prescriptions for oxydone, totaling nearly 2.4 million pills, over a five year period” according to the News Release issued by the Office of Mr. Preet Bharara, United States Attorney for the southern District of New York.
Mr. Bharara alleges in the News Release that “from at least approximately January 2011 until December 2016, Emmanuel Lambrakis operated two medical clinics in Queens, New York, where Lambrakis wrote thousands upon thousands of prescriptions for large quantities of oxycodone in exchange for cash payments. Lambrakis typically charged $150 in cash for “patient visits,” and these visits often involved numerous “patients” being seen by Lambrakis at the same time in the same examination room. During these “patient visits,” Lambrakis would perform simple, perfunctory body manipulations (such as rotating the patient’s arm or leg) and engage in little or no conversation with the alleged “patient.” Nonetheless, Lambrakis would then cause the patient to receive a prescription for a large quantity of oxycodone, most often 120 30-milligram tablets or more.”