Law enforcement

Authorities raid Florida pain clinics

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 24 (UPI) — Authorities say they have raided 11 south Florida pain clinics, arrested 23 people and seized $2.5 million in cash and dozens of cars.

Among the four doctors arrested Wednesday for over-prescribing and illegally distributing pain medications was Zvi Harry Perper, the son of Broward Medical Examiner Joshua Perper, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported.

One of those arrested was Vincent Colangelo, 42, who allegedly earned $150,000 a day from the seven pain centers he owned. Officials were working to seize $22 million of his assets, including cash, homes and cars. ¬†MORE…

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