Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Office of Statewide Prosecution, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Broward Sheriff’s Office today announced the arrest of a Florida dentist in connection to a scheme to fraudulently obtain oxycodone. Dr. Joseph Gorfien, D.D.S., is a partner at Gorfien & Jacobsohn, P.A., a dental practice, along with partner and director Dr. Henry Jacobsohn, D.M.D.
According to the investigation, Gorfien used Jacobsohn’s professional license information and prescription pad to forge, then later fill, unlawful prescriptions for oxycodone without his partner’s knowledge.
Gorfien is charged with 11 counts of purchase of oxycodone, each a second-degree felony, one count of obtaining controlled substances by fraud or forgery, a third-degree felony, and one count of criminal use of personal identification information, a third-degree felony. If convicted, Gorfien faces up to 175 years in prison. The Attorney General’s Office of Statewide Prosecution will prosecute the case.
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