Doctor goes to jail for supplying mobster with Viagra

Dr. Stephen Klass has pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Manhattan to one misdemeanor count of aiding and abetting the illegal distribution of drug samples. Dr. Klass was caught supplying large amounts of Viagra to the Gambino crime family.

Here’s the story:

A New Rochelle neurologist who doled out Viagra samples to a Scarsdale mob capo has become the 34th and final person convicted in connection with a massive federal takedown of the reputed hierarchy of the Gambino crime Family.

Dr. Stephen Klass, 63, pleaded guilty yesterday in U.S. District Court in Manhattan to one misdemeanor count of aiding and abetting the illegal distribution of drug samples. He faces a maximum sentence of up to a year in prison, but faces a likely sentence of no more than six months in jail, according to the plea agreement he signed with federal prosecutors.

Like just about everyone else convicted in the case, Klass became ensnared in the federal investigation by his association with the loquacious capo, Gregory DePalma, who was the centerpiece of a two-year investigation that focused on DePalma’s Westchester crew but eventually grew to include the accused top brass of the crime family and a slew of reputed capos, soldiers, and associates of the notorious Gambino family. Federal agents from the FBI’s White Plains office planted a bug in a cell phone DePalma used to secretly record thousands of hours of DePalma’s conversations about a wide array of the crime family’s racketeering endeavors and its leadership structure. An undercover FBI agent posed as a jewel thief and infiltrated DePalma’s inner circle.

As Tony Soprano might say: BADA BING!

Hat tip to Peter Rost.

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Comments (1)

What a ridiculous and false article using attention grabbing headlines to smear a Dr.’s reputation. Not only did he not got to jail, check your facts, but the charges were ridiculous. Last I checked Dr. were aloud to give samples to patients and Viagra was not an illegal narcotic of some sort. Pure rubbish!

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