Pawan Kumar Jain Arrested on Charges of Unlawfully Dispensing Prescription Drugs and Health Care Fraud
ALBUQUERQUE - A federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging Pawan Kumar Jain, 61, of Las Cruces, N.M., with the unlawful dispensing of opioid pain medication and health care fraud charges, announced by Acting U.S. Attorney Damon P. Martinez, Special Agent in Charge Joseph M. Arabit of the DEA's El Paso Field Division and Special Agent in Charge Carol K.O. Lee of the FBI's Albuquerque Division. The 50 health care fraud charges allege that Jain engaged in a scheme to defraud two health care benefit programs, Medicare and Medicaid, by submitting claims for payment for prescription medications he dispensed to patients outside the usual course of medical practice and without legitimate medical purpose. The maximum statutory penalty for a conviction on each of the health care fraud charges is ten years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
- Date:April 17, 2014
- Agency:District of New Mexico
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