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Dearborn Heights Doctor Convicted Of Health Care Fraud

A Dearborn Heights doctor was convicted today in federal court on charges of illegal drug distribution, health care fraud and money laundering, U.S. Attorney Barbara L. McQuade announced today. U.S. District Judge Arthur J. Tarnow found Dr. Basil Qandil, 36, guilty on all 34 counts in the indictment. The evidence presented during the two-week trial showed that between 2011 and 2013, Qandil prescribed more than 3.7 million dosage units of controlled substances outside the course of legitimate medical practice. The prescriptions were issued after either a cursory examination or no examination at all. He wrote unlawful prescriptions for narcotic drugs including Oxycodone and Vicodin, which were resold on the street market or used by addicted patients.


Action Details

  • Date:April 17, 2014
  • Agency:U.S. Attorney
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Criminal and Civil Actions