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Date: 10-18-2019

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United States of America v. Mohammed A.H. Mazunder, M.D.

Case Number: 3:19-cr-00023-GFVT-EBA-1

Judge: Gregory F. VanTatenhove

Court: United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky

Plaintiff's Attorney: Andrew E. Smith, Dustin Michael Davis and Katherine E. Payerle Frankfort or Lexington, Kentucky

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Frankfort, KY - Kentucky Physician Pleads Guilty to Unlawfully Distributing Opioids

A Floyd County, Kentucky-based physician pleaded guilty for his role in unlawfully distributing opioids by pre-signing blank prescriptions that were ultimately completed by others and delivered to patients not seen by him.

Mohammed A.H. Mazumder, M.D., 48, of Prestonsburg, Kentucky, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to unlawfully distribute controlled substances.

Mazumder was a licensed physician employed by a family practice clinic located in Prestonsburg, Kentucky. A substantial part of the clinic’s practice was pain management, and Mazumder routinely prescribed controlled substances, including opioids, to patients of the clinic. According to admissions made as part of his plea agreement, on occasion, when Mazumder was planning to be absent from the clinic, in anticipation of patients nevertheless coming to the clinic, Mazumder pre-signed prescriptions for opioids, which later were completed by other staff members of the clinic and ultimately delivered to patients not seen by Mazumder. Specifically, as part of his plea, Mazumder admitted to pre-signing prescriptions for opioids prior to traveling abroad.

HHS-OIG, the DEA and the Kentucky MFCU investigated the case.

The Fraud Section leads the ARPO Strike Force. Since its inception in October 2018, the ARPO Strike Force, which operates in 10 districts, has charged more than 70 defendants who are collectively responsible for distributing more than 40 million pills.

Outcome: 10/17/2019 23 MINUTE ENTRY for REARRAIGNMENT as to Mohammed A.H. Mazumder held on 10/17/2019, before Judge Gregory F. Van Tatenhove: Dft appeared OR w Andrew Louis Sparks and Kerry B. Harvey RETAINED counsel of record. Dft was placed under oath. Formally arraigned * advised of rights. Dft moves to CHANGE PLEA to Count 6. Court finds Dft competent. Court GRANTS the motion. Dft pleads GUILTY to Count 6. PLEA AGREEMENT to be filed. Sealed Supplement returned to USA. Court orders PSR. Dft released on terms/conditions as set out in the Order Setting Conditions of Release [R.10] pending sentencing or further order of the Court. Jury Trial canceled as to this Dft. SENTENCING set for 2/19/2020 at 2:30 PM in FRANKFORT. Signed by Judge Gregory F. Van Tatenhove. (Court Reporter SANDY WILDER.) (SCD)cc: COR,USM,USP (Entered: 10/17/2019)
10/17/2019 24 PLEA AGREEMENT as to Mohammed A.H. Mazumder cc: COR,USP (Attachments: # 1 Attachment A)(SCD) (Entered: 10/17/2019)
10/17/2019 25 SENTENCING ORDER as to Mohammed A.H. Mazumder. Signed by Judge Gregory F. VanTatenhove on 10/17/2019. (SCD)cc: COR,USM,USP (Entered: 10/17/2019)

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