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Manteca Oncologist Agrees To Pay $550,000 To Resolve False Claims Act Allegations

SACRAMENTO, Calif - United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced today that Prabhjit S. Purewal, M.D., a Manteca based oncologist, agreed to pay the United States $550,000 to settle allegations that he defrauded Medicare, Tricare and Medicaid by billing these public insurers for chemotherapy drugs the US Food and Drug Administration had not approved for use in the United States. Dr. Purewal has paid the United States $400,000 to date.


Action Details

  • Date:February 24, 2015
  • Agency:U.S. Attorney
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Criminal and Civil Actions