Two California Brothers Plead Guilty in Conspiracy to Distribute Prescription Drugs Through Sham Medical Clinics That Hired Allegedly Corrupt Doctors

Physicians and other health care providers  should always be careful when answering advertisements for clinics, especially when run by non-physicians. One recent case shows what happens when physicians' identities were stolen for prescribing purposes. In addition, other physicians were hired and are facing their own issues.On April 16, 2019, two Los Angeles area brothers Minas Matosyan (age 38) and Hayk Matosyan (age 32) pleaded guilty to federal criminal charges, admitting that they conspired to distribute controlled substances, such as hydrocodone and oxycodone via sham medical clinics that hired doctors who wrote fraudulent prescriptions to black market customers. According to the plea agreement, in May 2016, Minas Matosyan spoke with a doctor and offered him a “very lucrative position” where the doctor would “sit home making $20,000 a month doing nothing,” according to the plea agreement. After the doctor declined the…

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