Dr. Vincent Esposito is planning to remain in his post on the Borough Council, despite an affidavit that shows he admitted to writing prescriptions without medical examinations, according to a report by the Daily Record.
Esposito was arrested on Feb. 16 for alleged prescription drug fraud by officers from the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) after both agencies executed a search warrant of his Madison office at 322 Main St.
A statement released by the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office said it is alleged that Esposito typically charged $90 to write an oxycodone prescription for 120 pills of 30 milligrams. According to the Daily Record report, an arrest affadavit shows Esposito admitted to writing such prescriptions for money.
The arrest comes as the DEA continues to focus on the painkiller blackmarket, with the administration looking hard at the top of the supply chain to cut off its flow.
Esposito's attorney Peter Gilbreth says he plans to continue to serve as councilman, according to the Daily Record Report.
Gilbreth has stated previously that Esposito adamantly denies the charges that have been brought against him.
The Madison Board of Education is scheduled to vote tonight to appoint Dr. Wayne Lajewski as medical inspector for the remainder of the year, a position Esposito had held with the district.