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Alton Doctor Pleads Guilty To Health Care Fraud and Illegal Dispensation of Controlled Substances

Viwathna Bhuthimethee, 68, a medical doctor who operated the Walk In Clinic, located at 654 East Broadway Street in Alton, Illinois, pled guilty today in federal court to the fifteen counts of an indictment which charged health care fraud against the Illinois Medicaid program and illegal distribution of Schedule III controlled substances (Hydrocodone) and Schedule IV controlled substances (Xanax) by prescribing outside the usual course of professional conduct and without legitimate medical purpose, Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced.


Action Details

  • Date:February 14, 2014
  • Agency:U.S. Attorney
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Criminal and Civil Actions