Receptionist Sentenced in Prescription Case

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A 35-year-old Las Vegas medical office receptionist has been sentenced in federal court to one year of home confinement and three years' probation for her role in the black market sale of powerful prescription painkillers.

U.S. District Judge Jennifer Dorsey also ordered Jade Lepoma to quit her job as a receptionist for physician Victor Bruce.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that Bruce plans to plead guilty next month in a federal investigation of the unlawful trafficking of prescription oxycodone.

Lepoma pleaded guilty in January to conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance and agreed to testify against Bruce.

Lepoma, a mother of two, admitted receiving a share of some $1,200 a week from a man identified in court documents as Robert Wolfe for her help obtaining oxycodone from Bruce.

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