The health care fraud charges allege that Jain engaged in a scheme to defraud two health care benefit program Medicare and Medicaid, by submitting claims for payment for prescription medications he had given to patients outside the usual course of medical practice and without any legal medical purpose.
The indictment further alleges that Jain's unlawful dispensing of prescription painkillers and fraudulent conduct resulted in the death of a patient. Jain dispensed 540 tablets of oxycodone and 405 tablets of methadone to the patient between April and September 2009. Another patient died because of Jain's unlawful dispensing of prescription painkillers and fraudulent conduct.
He faces a maximum sentence of life in prison due to these charges. "By engaging in this illegal and irresponsible behavior, a medical practitioner violates the trust of those he has a duty to serve, and, most sadly, his actions can result in their death," DEA Special Agent in Charge Joseph Arabit said. (PTI)