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Beckley doctor sentenced to eight years in prison for Federal drug crime and health care fraud

BECKLEY, W.Va. - Acting United States Attorney Carol Casto announced today that Jose Jorge Abbud Gordinho, M.D., of Beckley, was sentenced to eight years in prison, a $15,000 fine, and ordered to pay over $48,000 in restitution to Medicare and Medicaid for a federal drug crime and health care fraud. Dr. Gordinho previously pleaded guilty in January 2016 to illegally prescribing the pain medication hydrocodone and defrauding Medicare and Medicaid by submitting materially false claims for services that were not medically necessary.


Action Details

  • Date:April 27, 2016
  • Agency:U.S. Attorney
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Criminal and Civil Actions