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Compound Drug Ring Stopped

 

A scheme that allegedly involved 26 doctors, pharmacists and business owners was stopped by Orange County prosecutors and the California Department of Insurance. This scheme was allegedly organized by Tanya Moreland and Christopher King of Beverly Hills, owners of Monarch Medical Group.  The defendants billed workers' compensation insurers for $40 million in claims, and have collected $23 million as a result.  In addition, at least 13,000 workers' compensation claimants between 2011 and 2015 were affected by unnecessary compound medications and tests.

 

The National Insurance Crime Bureau as well as the FBI participated in the investigation.  Allegedly 27 carriers were affected by their scheme.  Physicians were paid almost $2 million in illegal kickbacks or split profits for each repackaged oral medication, compound medication or urine test.  Also, the creams are not FDA approved and have not been tested for medical efficacy.

 

Please remember, any and all liens filed by individuals and their companies who are under investigation for fraud are automatically stayed pending the outcome of the criminal cases.  Defendants in this case are as follows:

 

Tanya King, 37, Beverly Hills

Dr. William Pistel, 53, Modesto

Christopher King, 38, Beverly Hills

Dr. Kevin Park, 49, Buena Park

Charles Bonner, RPh., 56, Irvine

Dr. Kourosh Shamlou, 49, Newport Coast

Mervyn Miller, RPh., 66, Irvine

Dr. Mannie Joel, 67, Pleasanton

Rafael Chavez, P.A., 53, Apple Valley

Dr. Parvez Fatteh, 46, Pleasanton

Dr. Jerome Robson, 68, Modesto

Dr. Robert Fenton, 68, Ranchos Palos Verdes

Dr. Eric Schmidt, 63, Santa Rosa

Dr. Michael Henry, 61, Granite Bay

Dr. Chris Chen, 55, Pleasanton

Dr. Howard Oliver, 70, Long Beach

Dr. Duke Ahn, 49, Los Alamitos

Dr. Eduardo T. Lin I, 55, Pleasanton

Dr. Robert E. Caton, 65, Modesto

Dr. Paul Kaplan, 76, Folsom

Dr. Ismael Silva Jr., 63, Newport Coast

Dr. Mohamed Ibrahim, 40, Danville

Dr. Ismael Geli Silva, 38, Huntington Beach

Dr. Jonathan Cohen, 57, Modesto

Dr. Paul A. Stanton, 54, Victorville

Dr. John Casey Jr., 65, Modesto

 

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