Prince Frederick Physician Admits To Illegal Drug Distribution and Health Care Fraud Scheme
Greenbelt, Maryland - Physician George Mathews, age 76, of Prince Frederick, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to the illegal distribution of drugs and health care fraud. According to his plea agreement, Mathews had medical offices in Prince Frederick and in Waldorf, Maryland. From January 2007 to July 2011, Mathews repeatedly wrote prescriptions for drugs that he knew were without any legitimate medical purpose. On a number of occasions, Mathews prescribed drugs after being made aware that his patients were either selling or abusing the prescribed drugs. In addition, numerous patients stated that Mathews performed little or no examination before writing the prescriptions.
- Date:February 7, 2014
- Agency:U.S. Attorney
- Criminal and Civil Actions