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Report: Esposito Admitted to Writing Scripts Without Exams

Borough councilman to remain on the governing body.

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.

Bill Kingston February 28, 2012 at 01:45 PM
I for one am shocked, appalled, and dismayed that our elected Council members can behave this way. Ray Codey initiated, presented, and implemented many substantial cost saving ideas and programs for this Borough and this is how he is treated? To do something like this in a public forum was disgraceful and embarrassing for anyone sitting in the meeting as I was last night. For Council to do this to Mr Codey should give everyone pause. Take the national outcry of many and apply it here first - this Borough doesn't have a tax rate issue, it has a spending problem. Am I'm not talking about personnel costs here. In my self informed opinion, that part of the equation has been addressed and there is nothing more to cut on the "salary" side without substantial reduction in Borough services that most Madison residents demand, expect, and generally have delivered to them. How much politics played into this I am uncertain. The Borough's financial challenges are entirely and completely self inflicted and our elected officials are to blame. Yes, it's a complicated and deep financial issue to understand and lay out on the table due to creative accounting and "projections" on many fronts. The fact that Dr Esposito is still sitting on the Council given the facts of his case and what has been admitted to and reported in the media is proof that our elected officials lack good judgment, embrace political gamesmanship, and clearly are not qualified to be representing the Borough.
gladtobegonefrommadison February 29, 2012 at 04:04 AM
Welcome to the real world Madison!!
John Pivarnik February 29, 2012 at 03:03 PM
True erudites at the zenith of your profession!!!. Let's show our children that it's OK to do wrong and be deceitful to the tax paying public and get rewarded. I'm thoroughly disappointed and disgusted with this decision!
EJB March 01, 2012 at 02:16 PM
I'm disgusted that if in fact he has admitted guilt that he will be allowed to stay on the borough council.
Ed Rebholz March 03, 2012 at 12:34 AM
Dr Esposito is innocent until proven guilty, give a him his due process. Ed Rebholz
Devilsfan100 March 03, 2012 at 06:09 AM
His affidavit shows he did what he did! He needs to step down and worry about his defense and let someone else serve the borough! We don't need any more distractions. Forget that he is innocent till proven guilty, do you think the state would go after him if they thought there was some doubt!!
Airforce1 March 06, 2012 at 12:59 AM
Ok, I was directed to Patch by a friend, to read about this. I do not understand why Dr. Esposito is still on Council. If the affidavit states that he admitted to distributing narcotics to undercover DEA agents, that would suggest that due process is a fore gone conclusion, and Madison would be better served by someone not in the criminal justice system. BTW the affidavit is a public record so any citizen may view it. I repeat he "confessed" to a 2nd degree crime, doesn't make sense that someone else could better serve the public?

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