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Marie Mascio License No.

03-1-12458
1558 Clubview Blvd.
Worthington, Ohio 43235

SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT WITH THE STATE OF OHIO BOARD OF PHARMACY


Steven W. Schierholt, Esq. john R. Kasich
Executive Director
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This Settlement Agreement (Agreement) is entered into by the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy
Governor

(Board) and Marie Mascio, for the purpose of resolving all issues between the parties relating to the
indictment in U.S. v. Maria Mascia, for one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud, one count
BOARD OF PHARMACY
of participation in a health care fraud scheme, thirty-seven counts of making health care false
statements, one count of conspiracy to commit an offense against the United States, five counts of
IN THE MATTER
aggravated OF:theft, and one count of tampering with CASE
identity NOs.(S.D.
a witness. 2014-2139
Ohio 2014) Case No. 2:14-
2012-1507
CR-272. Together, the Board and Marie Mascio are referred to hereinafter as "the parties."

Marie Mascio JURISDICTION License No. 03-1-12458


1558 Clubview Blvd.
Worthington, Ohio
1. Pursuant to 43235
Section 4729.1b of the Ohio Revised Code and the rules adopted thereunder, the
Board has the authority to suspend, revoke, or refuse to grant or renew any license issued
SETTLEMENT
pursuant to Sections AGREEMENT
4729.07 andWITH THE of
4729.08 STATE OF OHIO
the Ohio BOARD
Revised OF PHARMACY
Code to practice pharmacy in
the state of Ohio.
This Settlement Agreement (Agreement) is entered into by the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy
(Board) and Marie
2. Marie Mascio Mascio, for the purpose
is an Ohio-licensed of resolving
pharmacist underall issues between
suspended licensethe parties
number relating to the
03-1-12458.
indictment in U.S. v. Maria Mascia, for one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud, one count
of participation in a health care fraud scheme, thirty-seven counts of making health care false
FACTS
statements, one count of conspiracy to commit an offense against the United States, five counts of
aggravated
1. On oridentity
abouttheft, and one11,
December count of tampering
2014, the Board with a witness.
initiated (S.D. Ohio 2014)
an investigation Case No.
of Marie 2:14-
Mascio,
CR-272.pharmacist
Together, license
the Board and Marie
number Mascio related
03-1-12458, are referred to hereinafter
to Marie as "the parties."
Mascio's indictment in case No. 2:14-
CR-272.
JURISDICTION
2. On or about December 17, 2014, the Board sent a Summary Suspension/Notice of Opportunity
1. for
Pursuant
Hearingto to
Sectirm
Marie 4729.16
Mascio, of the Ohio
which Revised
outlined Code and and
the allegations the provided
rules adopted thereunder,
notice of her rightthe
to
aBoard hasher
hearing, therights
authority to hearing,
in such suspend,and
revoke, or refuse
her right to grant
to submit or renew
contentions any license issued
in writing.
pursuant to Sections 4729.07 and 4729.08 of the Ohio Revised Code to practice pharmacy in
the
WHEREFORE,state the
of Ohio.
parties desire to resolve the issues relating to the above-referenced findings without
resorting to further administrative or judicial proceedings.
2. Marie Mascio is an Ohio-licensed pharmacist under suspended license number 03-1-12458.
TERMS

FACTS

77 South11,
1. On or about December High Street,the
2014, 17th Floor,initiated
Board Columbus,anOhio 43215
investigation of Marie Mascio,
pharmacist license number 03-1-12458, related to Marie Mascio's indictment in case No. 2:14-
T: (614) 466.4143 1 F: (614) 752.4836 I contact@pharmacy.ohio.gov I www.pharmacy.ohio.gov
CR-272.

2. On or about December 17, 2014, the Board sent a Summary Suspension/Notice of Opportunity
for Hearing to Marie Masco, which outlined the allegations and provided notice of her right to
a hearing, her rights in such hearing, and her right to submit contentions in writing.

WHEREFORE, the parties desire to resolve the issues relating to the above-referenced findings without
resorting to further administrative or judicial proceedings.
TERMS

77 South High Street, 17th Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43215

T: (614) 466,4143 1 F: (614) 752.4836 I contact@pharmacy.ohio.gov I www.pharmacy.ohio.gov


2. Marie Mascio neither admits nor denies the allegations stated in the Notice of Opportunity for
Hearing letter dated December 17, 2014; however, the Board has evidence sufficient to sustain
the allegations, finds them to violate Ohio's pharmacy law as set forth in the Notice, and hereby
adjudicates the same.

3. MARIE MASCIO PERMANENTLY AND VOLUNTARILY SURRENDERS TO THE STATE OF OHIO


BOARD OF PHARMACY HER LICENSE AND REGISTRATION TO PRACTICE PHARMACY, LICENSE
NO. 03-1-12458, WITH DISCIPLINE PENDING.
NOW THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual promises herein expressed, the parties knowingly
and4.voluntarily agree as
Marie Mascio follows:
agrees to immediately return her license and wall certificate to the Board, if the
Board is not already in possession of both.
1. The recitals set forth above are incorporated in this Settlement Agreement as though fully set
5. forth
Marieherein.
Mascio may never reapply for any license issued by the State of Ohio Board of
Pharmacy pursuant to Chapters 3719., 3796., or 4729. of the Revised Code.
2. Marie Mascio neither admits nor denies the allegations stated in the Notice of Opportunity for
6. Hearing letter dated
Marie Mascio agreesDecember
to pay all 17, 2014; however,
reasonable the Board
costs associated hasthe
with evidence sufficient
collection of any to sustain
payment,
the
andallegations, finds them
of the prosecution to violate
of any Ohio's
violation pharmacy
of this law as set forth in the Notice, and hereby
Agreement.
adjudicates the same.
7. Marie Mascio understands that she has the right to be represented by counsel for review and
3. MARIE MASCIO
execution of thisPERMANENTLY
agreement. AND VOLUNTARILY SURRENDERS TO THE STATE OF OHIO
BOARD OF PHARMACY HER LICENSE AND REGISTRATION TO PRACTICE PHARMACY, LICENSE
8. NO. 03-1-12458,
Marie WITH and
Mascio agrees DISCIPLINE PENDING.
acknowledges that this Board disciplinary action must be disclosed to
the proper licensing authority of any state or jurisdiction in which she currently holds a
4. Marie Masciolicense,
professional agrees including
to immediately
to thereturn
Board her license and
on renewal wall certificate
applications to the Board,
or applications for aifnew
the
Board
license.is not already in possession of both.

5. Marie Mascio
9. Mascio may
waivesnever reapply for any
an opportunity to belicense
heard issued by to
pursuant theChapter
State of119.
OhioofBoard of Revised
the Ohio
Pharmacy pursuant towithdraws
Code and specifically Chapters her
3719., 3796.,for
request ora4729. of the
hearing Revised
in this matterCode.
and waives any right to
an appeal.
6. Marie Mascio agrees to pay all reasonable costs associated with the collection of any payment,
10. and
Thisof the prosecution
Agreement may be ofexecuted
any violation of this Agreement.
in counterparts or facsimiles, each of which shall be deemed
an original, but all of which shall constitute one and the same instrument.
7. Marie Mascio understands that she has the right to be represented by counsel for review and
execution
11. All partiesof
to this
this agreement.
Agreement understand that this document is a public record pursuant to Ohio
Revised Code Section 149.43.
8. Marie Mascio agrees and acknowledges that this Board disciplinary action must be disclosed to
the proper
12. This licensing
Agreement authority
contains of any
the entire state orbetween
agreement jurisdiction in which
the parties, thereshe currently
being holds a
no other
professional
agreement of license,
any kind,including
verbal ortootherwise,
the Boardwhich
on renewal
varies applications or applications
the terms of this Agreement.for a new
license.
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9. Marie Mascio waives an opportunity to be heard pursuant to Chapter 119. of the Ohio Revised
Code and specifically withdraws her request for a hearing in this matter and waives any right to
an appeal.

10. This Agreement may be executed in counterparts or facsimiles, each of which shall be deemed
an original, but all of which shall constitute one and the same instrument.

11. All parties to this Agreement understand that this document is a public record pursuant to Ohio
Revised Code Section 149.43.

12. This Agreement contains the entire agreement between the parties, there being no other
agreement of any kind, verbal or otherwise, which varies the terms of this Agreement.

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Approved by:

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Marie Mastic), Respondent Date of Signature

09/19/2018

Attorney for Respondent (if applicable) Date of Signature


13. This Agreement shall become effective upon the date of the Board President's signature below.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties to this Agreement have executed it and/or cause it to be executed
041.0.41e41-"e'1 /4. _
P authorized representatives.
by their duly
State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy Date of Signature

Approved by:

Ohl ssistant Attorney General . r Date of Signature


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Marie Mascio, Respondent Date of Signature

az,o(xea 09/19/2018

Attorney for Respondent (if applicable) Date of Signature

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State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy Date of Signature

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Ohlc Assistant Attorney General Date of Signature

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STATE OF OHIO BOARD OF PHARMACY
77 S HIGH ST RM 1702
COLUMBUS, OH 43215

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James Lindon Attorney, Ph.D.
35104 Saddle Creek
Avon, Ohio 44011-4907

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