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A doctor accused of writing fraudulent opioid prescriptions allegedly tried to hire a Hells Angels to silence a witness in his case, federal prosecutors said.

Anatoly Braylovsky, 50, was arrested in June 2020 for illegally dispensing prescriptions and now faces obstruction charges for the failed plot.

The FBI was contacted by a former employee who had been told the doctor was “seeking help with witnesses,” according to The Washington Post.

The informant, who was not named in court documents, told authorities the doctor did not want to return to prison after spending “the worst five days of his life” behind bars when he was arrested before being released on bail.

“Braylovsky asked if (the informant) would speak to his ‘brother’, who Braylovsky says is the chairman of the Hells Angels,” the lawsuit filed in federal court said.

“Braylovsky further explained that there are witnesses who will testify against him. Braylovsky specifically referred to “a guy who was mic” testifying against him and said “this guy has to go”.

“(The informant) understood this as Braylovsky asking (the informant) to help him find someone to intimidate or kill this witness,” the complaint said.

The FBI then carried out an undercover operation at a Connecticut Home Depot parking lot, with an undercover agent carrying a wire and posing as a hitman for hire.

While Mr. Braylovsky had suspicions about the man, the undercover agent reassured him of his abilities.

“I’m a professional, okay? The officer told Mr. Braylovsky, according to the FBI affidavit, according to the newspaper.

“And if I need to find someone, I find them, okay?” “

The couple continued to discuss a plan to “target” a witness in the case, which was enough for investigators to implicate him, and he was arrested and charged on August 27 with attempting to obstruct the crime. good administration of justice.

Mr. Braylovsky was first arrested in June 2020, for allegedly prescribing oxycodone to patients without performing medical examinations in exchange for payments of $ 1,600.

He was released on $ 750,000 bail in home confinement with a monitoring device.


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