In August 2021, US authorities found Tennessee resident Dr. Samson Orusa guilty of healthcare fraud, ML, and illegal distribution of oxycodone at his clinic on 36 out of 45 counts. In a recent update to this case, the doctor will have to forfeit five bank accounts, one annuity and one 401K (total value of over $918,000), and a 2017 Mercedes Benz.
Dr. Orusa unlawfully distributed controlled substances without a medical purpose, committed health care fraud, and laundered over $10,000 of property of criminal origins. Dr. Orusa operated a pain clinic, where he frequently prescribed oxycodone and other Schedule II controlled substances to his patients, without gaining prerequisite information from their prior medical history, physical examination, or diagnostic tests. Moreover, two patients overdosed in his clinic.
Dr. Orusa forced patients with insurance coverage to undergo 4-6 cortisone shots per month if they wanted to get their pain medication. He concealed the nature of illicit activity through his financial transactions and transferred the illicit proceeds to foreign bank accounts. He used these illicit proceeds to purchase a Mercedez-Benz and over $100,000 in securities.
Source: US Department of Justice