BOSTON (AP) — A doctor has been sentenced to seven years in prison for her role in a scheme to prescribe Adderall to people without a legitimate medical purpose.
Leslie Caraceni, 58, of Uxbridge, was also sentenced Wednesday in federal court to three years of probation, federal prosecutors said in a statement Friday.
Caraceni previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute Adderall and to distributing Adderall.
She was one of three people indicted in November 2018. The other two people, who worked at Caraceni's offices in Framingham and Whitinsville, have also pleaded guilty.
The three of them took part in a scheme to prescribe Adderall, an amphetamine used to treat ADHD, to people who had not been medically examined or given a clinical diagnosis to warrant a prescription, prosecutors said.
Office visits lasted just minutes and each visit cost approximately $200, payable in cash or through a credit card or debit card, authorities said.
Through the scheme, more than 110,000 pills were prescribed between November 2015 and July 2018, authorities said.