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Pennsylvania Pharmacist surrenders license; Convicted of Meth and gun crimes

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Mark Mongillo of Bradford PA, was arrested in 2021

Michael T. Baldwin Reports,

The New York State Department of Education announced it has accepted an application to surrender a license, submitted by Mark Andrew Mongillo, a Pharmacist from Bradford, Pennsylvania. According to the report:

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charges of having been convicted of Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine and Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime, all felonies.

Overall: The Board of Regents announced disciplinary actions resulting in the revocation of 1 license, surrender of 11 licenses and 1 authorization, and 23 other disciplinary actions. The penalty indicated for each case relates solely to the misconduct set forth in that particular case. 

Original arrest – January 2021
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. – Mark Mongillo, 31, of Unadilla, New York, appeared in federal court today on a criminal complaint charging him with methamphetamine distribution charges and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, announced Acting United States Attorney Antoinette T. Bacon and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Ray Donovan, New York Division.

Mongillo was initially arrested and charged by the Broome County District Attorney’s Office on January 20, 2021 on New York State law charges. The federal criminal complaint alleges that Mongillo possessed with the intent to distribute approximately 642 grams of methamphetamine, along with a loaded Glock pistol with a defaced serial number. It also alleges that Mongillo is a licensed pharmacist in the State of New York.

Mongillo made his initial appearance in federal court in Binghamton, New York, before United States Magistrate Judge Miroslav Lovric, and was ordered detained.

If convicted of the charges set forth in the federal complaint, the defendant faces up life imprisonment, with a mandatory minimum term of 10 years’ imprisonment, on the drug charge, and up to life imprisonment, with a mandatory minimum term of five years’ consecutive imprisonment, on the firearms charge. A defendant’s sentence is imposed by a judge based on the particular statute the defendant is charged with violating, the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, and other factors.

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