- Associated Press - Thursday, July 28, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) - A pharmacist and her husband have pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute highly addictive prescription painkillers.

The pleas by Lilian and Marcin Jakacki were entered in Manhattan federal court Thursday. Prosecutors said the oxycodone pills distributed over five years were worth over $15 million.

In plea agreements, Lilian Jakacki agreed not to appeal any sentence of 14 years or less in prison while her husband said he would not challenge any sentence below nine years.

Prosecutors said the couple distributed the drugs with and without fake prescriptions through pharmacies in Brooklyn and Queens.

At the time the couple was arrested, prosecutors said the distribution of drugs from 2010 to 2015 was one of the largest pill distribution schemes ever in New York City.



Sentencing was set for late November.

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