Doctor Gets Jail Sentence for Prescribing Unnecessary Compounded Drugs
A Biloxi, Mississippi, doctor was sentenced to 42 months in prison for participating in a compounding pharmacy fraud scheme, the Justice Department announced.
In a jury trial, Albert Diaz was convicted of conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud and wire fraud, conspiracy to distribute and dispense a controlled substance and falsification of records in a federal investigation.
Prosecutors said Diaz was part of a scheme to defraud TRICARE and other insurers through unnecessary compounded drug prescriptions between 2014 and 2015. The scheme earned more than $3 million in reimbursements.