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Thursday, December 14th, 2017


Dr. Devendra Patel Arrested on Opioid and Fraud Charges

Dr. Devendrakumar Ishwarbhai Patel of Elko, Nevada cardiologist is arrested on 39-charges of unlawful distribution of prescription opioids and Medicare and Medicaid fraud. Dr. Patel, 58, is charged with 36-counts of distribution of controlled substances such as oxycodone and hydrocodone, and three counts of health care fraud. Patel is a cardiologist at his medical practice Northeastern Nevada Cardiology. The statutory maximum penalty for distribution of a controlled substance is 10 years in prison and the maximum penalty for health care fraud is 10 years in prison. He is scheduled toRead More