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South Bay Doctor Sentenced To Two Years In Prison For Unlawfully Distributing Hydrocodone And Committing Health Care Fraud

SAN JOSE - South Bay doctor Venkat Aachi was sentenced today to 24 months in prison for health care fraud and for distributing hydrocodone outside the scope of his professional practice and without a legitimate medical need, announced United States Attorney David L. Anderson, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Chris Nielsen, Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge John F. Bennett, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (HHS-OIG) Special Agent in Charge Steven J. Ryan, and the California Department of Justice Bureau of Medi-Cal Fraud and Elder Abuse (BMFEA). The sentence was handed down by the Honorable Edward J. Davila, U.S. District Judge.


Action Details

  • Date:October 21, 2019
  • Agency:U.S. Attorney
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Criminal and Civil Actions