Doctor found guilty in drugs-for-cash scheme
Jul. 27, 2017
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Pennsylvania doctor has been found guilty of selling prescriptions for controlled substances to drug dealers and addicts for cash.
The Philadelphia Inquirer reports (http://bit.ly/2v9QW3Q ) a jury convicted 63-year-old Azad Khan of conspiracy and two counts of distributing drugs Tuesday.
Federal prosecutors say Khan was one of three doctors who sold drug addicts $5 million worth of prescription drugs from a now-defunct clinic in Philadelphia. Prosecutors say the doctors took cash from patients while performing little or no treatment as required by law.
The other two physicians, Alan Summers and Keyhosrow Parsia, have pleaded guilty.
Khan's lawyer says he was disappointed in the jury's decision. He says many of his Khan's patients had a legitimate medical need for the drug he prescribed.
Information from: The Philadelphia Inquirer, http://www.inquirer.com