Sentencing of Noel Blackman postponed to May

Sentencing in New York of former Guyana Health Minister Dr Noel Blackman for conspiracy to distribute oxycodone has been deferred to  May 12th.

Judge Johanna Seybert yesterday agreed to the deferral following an application by counsel for Blackman.

Wascar Castillo who was jointly charged in New York with Blackman for conspiracy to distribute oxycodone has been jailed for 36 months. His sentence was handed down on March 31, 2017.

Noel Blackman

Blackman who entered a plea deal with the US was taken off of a plane on February 7th 2016 which was preparing to leave for Guyana from JFK Airport.

On February 25th, 2016 a US grand jury indicted Blackman and  Castillo, the former office manager of a Queens pain management office where Blackman previously worked for conspiracy to distribute and distribution of oxycodone.


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