LOS ANGELES- On May 14, 2015 a Los Angeles County jury found Dr. John Dimowo, 56, guilty of seven felony counts of unlawful prescription of a controlled substance.
This case started back in March of 2012 after undercover agents with the Medical Board of California went into a pain management clinic in Wilmington and received prescriptions from Pain Management Specialist Dr. Dimowo for potent narcotics without Dimowo conducting a proper examination and without a legitimate medical need. Between March 2012 and March 2013, the undercover agents received prescriptions for Adderall, hydrocodone and alprazolam. The agents paid between $250 to $400 per visit.
"The abuse of potent, prescription drugs is on the rise in California," said California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) President Alan Barcelona. "This case is an example of the work Medical Board agents do to track down, investigate and arrest physicians who unnecessarily and illegally put people on a path of destruction. Prescription drug abuse ruins families, ruins lives and harms communities as a whole."
Dr. Dimowo was remanded following the verdict. He is scheduled to be sentenced on May 29 and faces up to seven years in local custody.