May 25, 2016 |
Dr. William J. O'Brien III has a way with words and a way with women. During an October 2014 appointment, he offered a patient blue Xanax pills in exchange for oral sex, describing it as "blues for a blow. " Unfortunately for O'Brien, a former Democratic candidate for Bucks County coroner, the patient was an FBI agent secretly recording the conversation at the doctor's Bustleton office. Federal prosecutors say O'Brien, 51, also propositioned local strippers for office sex in exchange for narcotic painkillers.
June 30, 2016 |
A federal jury Tuesday convicted a Levittown doctor accused of running a multimillion-dollar pill mill with help from the Pagans Motorcycle Club of drug, money-laundering, bankruptcy-fraud, and other charges. During 23 days of testimony, the government questioned strippers, former patients, investigators, and Pagans members, all of whom said that William J. O'Brien was a drug dealer who illegally prescribed painkillers. O'Brien contended that nearly everyone was lying. He called out U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Special Agent Joshua Gill multiple times for not knowing that opioids could be used for headaches.
March 25, 2014 |
PLASTIC Easter eggs in pastel colors hung in windows along Friendship Street in Mayfair yesterday afternoon, and children played tag along the curb. Outside one rowhouse, a puddle of blood dried and darkened on the lawn. The blood led from the puddle to the home of Michael "Brick" Lane, 31, who sources say is president of the Northeast Philadelphia Chapter of the Pagans Motorcycle Club. He was still alive last night, more than 24 hours after his cousin apparently shot him in the face and shoulder Saturday night.
August 9, 2011 |
STEVEN "GORILLA" Mondevergine, once the baddest guy in the biker world, pleaded guilty yesterday to aggravated assault and firearms offenses for shooting and stabbing a rival Pagans leader three years ago. Mondevergine, 56, fat and slovenly in a sleeveless white shirt that showed off arms riddled with tattoos, was sentenced by Common Pleas Judge Earl Trent to three to 10 years in state prison as part of a negotiated plea deal. Deputy District Attorney Brian Grady withdrew an attempted-murder charge in exchange for the plea.
July 19, 2000 |
A former Ridley Park police officer and alleged member of the Pagans motorcycle club was arrested last week on drug-trafficking charges, law enforcement officials said. Donald F. "Blizz" Blizzard, 55, of Cecilton, Md., was charged Thursday with seven counts of cocaine distribution and one count of possession with intent to sell, said Andrea L. Smith, assistant U.S. attorney in Maryland. Blizzard, who appeared Friday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore, was indicted June 29. The charges are in connection with seven drug deals that took place between October 1998 and February 1999, Smith said.
June 3, 2016 |
IN A TENSE cross-examination, the Bucks County doctor accused of running a pill mill with the Pagans Motorcycle Club traded verbal blows Thursday with an FBI agent over matters ranging from alleged perjury to oral sex. William J. O'Brien III, who's acting as his own attorney, is facing federal charges in a Philadelphia courtroom that he illegally distributed narcotic painkillers. Prosecutors called FBI Special Agent Joshua Gill to testify about prescriptions O'Brien had written out to several of his patients and display those records to the jury.
August 8, 2011 |
Steven "Gorilla" Mondevergine is heading back to prison after pleading guilty Monday to aggravated assault and weapons offenses in the shooting and stabbing of Timothy "Casual" Flood, a rival leader of the Pagans Motorcycle Club, more than three years ago. Flood, who began cooperating with authorities in 2009, may also be providing information about other acts of violence in the biker underworld, including the January 2005 slaying of a leader...
June 23, 2016 |
It's a trial that has featured an interesting cast of witnesses: strippers, members of a motorcycle club, an FBI special agent. And on Tuesday, in the case of U.S. v. William J. O'Brien III , the latest to testify was a fellow physician. O'Brien, 51, a former Democratic candidate for Bucks County coroner who is serving as his own attorney, is accused of 14 counts of drug and related charges from allegedly running a pill mill with the help of the Pagans Motorcycle Club. Stephen Thomas, a physician who is an expert witness for the prosecution, contended that on numerous occasions O'Brien prescribed painkillers without enough medical examination, and often gave patients dosages that were too high.
July 17, 2015 |
IN JANUARY, the feds announced charges against a local doctor, accusing him of running a "pill mill" and doling out fake painkiller prescriptions in exchange for cash and sex. Now, it turns out that William O'Brien III, 50, a doctor of osteopathic medicine with offices in Northeast and South Philadelphia and in Bucks County, allegedly conspired with members of the outlaw Pagans Motorcycle Club to illegally sell the drugs. In a superseding indictment unsealed yesterday, the feds added nine additional defendants to the "pill-mill" case, making for a total of 11 defendants.
December 16, 2010 |
Steven "Gorilla" Mondevergine, onetime leader of the Pagans Motorcycle Club in Philadelphia, was arrested in Gloucester County on Wednesday on charges of attempted murder and assault. Mondevergine, 55, was "taken into custody without incident" in the Turnersville section of Washington Township, according to the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office, which issued the warrant for his arrest. The District Attorney's Office has charged Mondevergine with shooting and stabbing Timothy "Casual" Flood in January 2008.