Saturday, December 04, 2004

Lives Ruined by Ecstasy

Ecstasy ruins lives in many ways. When this man graduated from dental school, I doubt he ever thought ecstasy would leave his life in shambles.

The Morning Call (Allentown, PA)
December 4, 2004

Dentist sentenced in Ecstasy ring

A Bangor dentist convicted of participating in what officials call one of the largest Ecstasy rings in the nation will spend up to 41 months in prison. Michael Pacifico, 51, of 371 Farmhouse Road, Bushkill Township, maintained his innocence at his sentencing hearing Friday and criticized the state attorney general's office, which investigated and prosecuted the case.

Pacifico ... asked Northampton County Judge F.P. Kimberly McFadden to overturn the guilty verdicts returned by a jury after trial in September. "In my eyes, I have been ambushed," he said.

McFadden imposed a county prison sentence of 15 to 41 months, fined Pacifico $2,250 and ordered that he perform 100 hours of community service. Pacifico is to begin his prison term Dec. 27. Pacifico will, by state statute, lose his dentistry license for 10 years.

1 comment:

Aleta Detwiler said...

I have personally known this dentist and I am sure this was a politically motivated conviction that will ruin his life for the next ten years. Read the evidence against him and wonder where the justice for the citizens is. This fine man was railroaded.