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By Valley News Dispatch
Friday, May 16, 2014, 1:31 a.m.
 

A Murrysville woman has been sentenced in federal court to eight years in prison on her conviction of conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and health care fraud.

Senior U.S. District Judge Maurice B. Cohill Jr. imposed the sentence on Paula Jackson, 40, of Mamont Road.

According to testimony and evidence presented, Jackson conspired with others to engage in a multi-year conspiracy to distribute oxycodone pills.

Prosecutors say Jackson fraudulently obtained more than 17,000 pills. Jackson sold the pills she obtained and used them.

As part of the conspiracy, Jackson stole the federal Drug Enforcement Agency numbers of various area doctors and used stolen health care insurance information to pay for the pills.

Prior to imposing sentence, Judge Cohill noted the seriousness of the offenses as well as the damage done to the doctors who had their identities stolen by Jackson.

Jackson could have five years of parole following her release from prison.

Assistant United States Attorney Eric S. Rosen prosecuted the case.

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