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O'Brien Plays Trump Card In Pill Mill Defense
By George Anastasia For BigTrial.net Dr. William O'Brien compared himself to Donald Trump today while challenging bankruptcy fraud and money-laundering charges that are part of his ongoing pill mill trial. O'Brien, who is representing himself, was in the mi...
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Heroin Addict Says She Gave Sex For Script
By George Anastasia For BigTrial.net She was six months pregnant with the ugly track marks of her heroin addiction running down both her arms. She said she wanted methadone to help break her habit. He said he'd write a script....for a blow job. She agreed. ...
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Jury Hears Fake Legit Description Of Pill Mill Operation
By George Anastasia For BigTrial.net It was "fake legit," an associate of the Pagans motorcycle gang told a federal jury today in describing the pain management operation run by Dr. William O'Brien 3d in South Philadelphia, Trevose and Levittown. "We acted ...
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Doctor Clashes With FBI Agent Over Blow Job Conspiracy
By George Anastasia For BigTrial.net Call it the blow job conspiracy. And, depending on your point of view, consider it one of the high points or low points of the ongoing pill mill trial of Dr. William O'Brien 3d. O'Brien, who is representing himself, clas...
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Pagan Leader Rants About PIll Mill
By George Anastasia For BigTrial.net Sam Nocille was angry. A leader of the outlaw motorcycle club known as the Pagans, Nocille was in prison in 2013 while associates continued to profit from a pill mill operation authorities say he helped set in motion. Th...
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Doctor's Office Served Pagans, Pills And Prostitutes
By George Anastasia For BigTrial.net He was a doctor who federal authorities say turned his practice into an illegal drug distribution center for a group of outlaw bikers. He charged $200 per visit but seldom bothered with a medical exam. Instead, the feds ...
By George Anastasia For BigTrial.net. He was a doctor who federal authorities say turned his practice into an illegal drug distribution center for a group of outlaw bikers. He charged $200 per visit but seldom bothered with a medical exam. Instead, the feds say, he wrote thousands of ...
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Doctor Versus Doctor At Pill Mill Trial
By George Anastasia For BigTrial.net It was a second opinion that Dr. William O'Brien 3d didn't want to hear. Dr. Stephen M. Thomas, a Stanford Medical School trained pain management clinician called as an expert witness by the prosecution in O'Brien's ongo...
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Murder, Mayhem And Doctor Seuss At Pill Mill Trial
By George Anastasia For BigTrial.net They were, according to the government, partners in crime, co-conspirators in a pill mill operation that generated millions of dollars in illegal drug sales. But today they found themselves on opposite sides of a high st...
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Imbo-Petrone Disappearance May Be Linked To Pagans
By George Anastasia For BigTrial.net Did the Pagans have something to do with the disappearance of Danielle Imbo and Richard Petrone Jr., a couple last seen leaving a bar on South Street 11 years ago? The FBI may think so. In a bizarre twist to what is alre...
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Informant Calls Doctor `Drug Dealer' At Pill Mill Trial
By George Anastasia For BigTrial.net She was an FBI informant who posed as a patient with chronic headaches. He was a doctor who authorities say ran a "pill mill," prescribing oxycodone, Xanax and Percocet for whomever was willing to come up with a $200 "co...
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Doctor Regrets Asking An Undercover FBI Agent For A Blow Job But Says He's Innocent Of Drug Charges
By George Anastasia For BigTrial.net Dr. William O'Brien, charged with running a "pill mill" that dumped millions of dollars of illegal drugs onto the streets of Philadelphia and the suburbs, told a federal jury this afternoon that it was wrong for him to a...
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Battaglini Continues To Fight His Convictoin
By George Anastasia For BigTrial.net Jailed South Philadelphia bookmaker Gary Battaglini will be in town for another month ---as a guest of the federal government. Battaglini, currently serving a 96-month sentence on racketeering/gambling charges, was in co...
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Veteran Philadelphia journalist George Anastasia has been writing about organized and disorganized crime for thirty-five years, covering casino gambling in Atlantic City, mob hits in Philadelphia and criminal prosecutions throughout the country.

The former Philadelphia Inquirer reporter is the author of five books. His work has appeared in Penthouse, Playboy and The Village Voice. He also has been featured on several network television news magazine reports about organized crime and has worked as a consultant on projects for ABC, the Discovery Channel, the History Channel and National Geographic.

His books include "The Last Gangster" (ReganBooks/Harper Collins, March 2004), a New York Times bestseller that chronicles the demise of the Philadelphia mob.

His other books are "Blood and Honor" (William Morrow & Co., 1991), which Jimmy Breslin called it "the best gangster book ever written"; NYT bestseller "The Summer Wind"(Regan Books/HarperCollins, 1999) about the Thomas Capano-Anne Marie Fahey murder case; "The Goodfella Tapes (Avon Books, 1998), and "Mobfather" (Kensington Books, 1993).

Anastasia is the author of a novella, "The Big Hustle" (Philadelphia Inquirer Books, 2001) and has contributed to two anthologies of Italian-American writers, "A Sitdown with the Sopranos" and "Don't Tell Momma."

"Mob Files," an anthology of articles he has written for The Inquirer was published in September 2008 by Camino Books.

Anastasia has been the recipient of numerous awards for writing and reporting, including a Sigma Delta Chi, national journalism award for a magazine article on the Thomas Capano - Anne Marie Fahey murder case. The magazine article was the basis for the book "The Summer Wind."

Born in South Philadelphia and raised in southern New Jersey, Anastasia is a graduate of Dartmouth College (1969) with a B.A. in French Literature. He has also studied at Swarthmore College and the University of Florida.

He has been an adjunct professor/lecturer at Glassboro State College (now Rowan University) and Temple University, and has been a lecturer for a U.S. State Department-sponsored series of weeklong seminars on journalism and organized crime in Bulgaria (2004, 2007), Croatia (2005), Serbia (2006) and Italy (2007).

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