CT doctor pleads guilty to illegal prescribing

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut doctor has pleaded guilty to writing bogus prescriptions for oxycodone and other medications for a couple who were then selling some of the drugs on the street.

Prosecutors say Dr. Paul Bellofiore, of Trumbull, had treated the couple for years before they moved to Florida in 2011. They say twice a year the couple would return to Connecticut, at which time Bellofiore would provide about six months’ worth of predated prescriptions.

On other occasions when the couple was not able to travel to Connecticut, Bellofiore wrote prescriptions that were picked up by a friend or relative, filled locally, and then mailed to the couple.

Bellofiore, who had an office in Fairfield, faces up to a year in prison at sentencing on Jan. 11.