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Dr. Vinay Bararia coming home after over three years in prison

After spending time in a federal prison and residential reentry management facility, Dr. Vinay Bararia will be home for Christmas.  Dr. Bararia is scheduled to be released from the federal custody by the first week of December.

Las Vegas Physician Vinay Bararia was sentenced to 44 months in federal prison stemming from his conviction for unlawfully selling prescription painkillers.

Dr. Bararia was housed at a low security federal correctional institution at Lompoc, California.  Later, he was moved to residential reentry management facility aka half way house in Phoenix, Arizona.

As part of the sentencing, U.S. District Judge Jennifer Dorsey also placed Bararia on three years of supervised release after prison and ordered him to forfeit nearly $50,000 and a 2007 Jaguar.

During the trial, a tearful Bararia, with voice breaking as he addressed Dorsey in chains and jail garb, apologized to the judge and his family for his conduct, saying, “I’ve lost everything.”

Bararia was caught in a 2012 undercover sting by federal drug agents in a hospital parking lot. He pleaded guilty in December to one count of distributing a controlled substance.  

During the sentencing hearing, both, the defense and prosecuting attorney’s brought in witnesses in the case of Vinay Bararia selling over 4,000 hydrocodone and oxycodone pills to an undercover DEA agent for over $49,000.  

In less than 12 months Dr. Bararia sold over 4,000 hydrocodone and oxycodone pills to an undercover agent for over $49,000.  The last sale was supposed to be for the purchase of additional 1800 oxycodone pills for $14,850.  On March 1, 2012, Dr. Vinay Bararia was arrested.

Dr. Bararia candidly admitted to investigating officers that due to dire financial circumstances, he turned to selling fraudulently obtained controlled substances in order to aid his personal and professional financial situation.  Based on all the evidence, the prosecutors were pushing for 70 months in prison for Dr. Vinay Bararia.

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