Major Arrests/Convictions

May 9, 2019

Former Dona Ana County doctor sentenced to 108 months for conviction on unlawful distribution of prescription painkillers and health care fraud charges

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Pawankumar Jain, 66, a former physician, was sentenced today in federal court in Las Cruces, N.M., to 108 months in prison and three years of supervised release for unlawfully dispensing controlled substances and health care fraud. The sentence was announced by U.S. Attorney John C. Anderson, DEA El Paso Division Special Agent in Charge Kyle W.

February 14, 2019

Two-week trial leads to conviction of drug trafficker for conspiring to import cocaine in shipment of chili peppers

BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Earlier today, following a two-week trial, a federal jury in Brooklyn returned a guilty verdict against Humberto Baez for conspiring to import and distribute cocaine, and for possessing with intent to distribute cocaine, in connection with his participation in a scheme responsible for smuggling 16 kilograms of cocaine into the United States through the Dominican Republic in February 2018. When sentenced by United States District Judge Jack B.

December 11, 2018

Warren County doctor sentenced for illegally distributing opioids and Medicare fraud

ST. LOUIS – Dr. Philip Dean, 62, a resident of Warren County, Missouri, was sentenced today to 40 months of imprisonment and ordered to pay restitution to the Medicare and Medicaid programs in the amount of $312,377. Dr. Dean previously pled guilty today to two felony charges, illegally distributing opiate medications and making a false statement to the Medicare program, on Aug. 22, 2018.  Dr. Dean was sentenced by Senior United States District Judge E. Richard Webber. 

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