Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Pill Mill Doc Jacinta Gillis Sentenced To 30 Years

FORT MYERS, FL. -- Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Office of Statewide Prosecution announced a 30 year prison sentence, followed consecutively by 30 years of probation, against Dr. Jacinta Irene Gillis, a pill mill clinic operator. 

Gillis, 41, of Fort Myers, operated two pill mill clinics, one in Pinellas County and one in Lee County, where she saw between 50 and 70 patients a day. In a two-year period, Gillis issued more than 33,000 prescriptions and more than 2.6 million pills of oxycodone, profiting more than $1.3 million. Gillis, in turn, used the money to fund her lifestyle including purchasing a house and multiple cars, as well as hosting lavish parties.

In 2011, the collaborative efforts of Attorney General Bondi’s Office of Statewide Prosecution, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office and the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office led to Gillis’ arrest and the closure of her clinics.  

The Honorable Thane Covert, Circuit Judge of the Sixth Judicial Circuit, sentenced Gillis on one count of racketeering, two counts of money laundering, one count of conspiracy to traffic in a controlled substance and more than $500,000 in fines.

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