A 44-year-old Davie man was sentenced to 20 years in prison Friday after pleading guilty to selling more than 660,000 pain pills from seven South Florida clinics -- including one that shared parking with Broward General Hospital
. Vincent Colangelo was also ordered to give up six properties worth more than $2.5 million, $22.4 million in cash, $20,000 in jewelry, and, according to prosecutors, 49 vehicles
worth more than $6 million, according to court records.
Colangelo, previously convicted of trafficking cocaine and heroin, pleaded guilty in April, a year after feds raided his clinics. He also admitted to laundering almost $4 million and filing a fake 2009 tax return.
His arrest was part of "Operation Snake Oil," which seems like it might be a bit of a misnomer since the pills totally worked the way they were supposed to.More »