News Release
December 17, 2009
Contact: Thomas E. Murphy
Number: (314)538-4660

Doctor from Carmi, Illinois Sentenced on Illegal Dispensation of
Controlled Substances

DEC 17 -- (BENTON, IL) - A. Courtney Cox, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that on December 16, 2009, Hung T. NGUYEN, M.D ., age 57, of Carmi, Illinois, was sentenced in the United States District Court in Benton, Illinois, following his plea to an Information that charged him with three counts of illegally dispensing controlled substances.

Hung T. NGUYEN was sentenced to five years’ probation and ordered to pay $215,372.40 in restitution, a special assessment of $300, and a fine of $500.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General; the Drug Enforcement Administration; the Federal Bureau of Investigation; the Illinois State Police, Medicaid Fraud Control Bureau; and the Southern Illinois Drug Task Force.

The case was handled by Assistant United States Attorneys Liam Coonan and Mike Quinley.