Tag: california medical board

On March 28th, 2016

Monterey Park Doctor Sentenced to Jail Pleaded no contest to insurance fraud and prescribing diet pills for no legitimate medical purpose following investigation by state investigators

LOS ANGELES - On March 25, 2016, a  Monterey Park pediatric physician was sentenced to four years in custody and ordered to pay more than $132,500 in restitution to Medi-Cal after pleading no contest to insurance fraud and prescribing drugs with no legitimate medical purpose. According to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, Dr. […]

On October 15th, 2015

Guilty Verdict: Fake Doctor Faces 36 Years in Prison SF District Attorney acknowledges investigation by CSLEA Member Douglas Becker

SAN FRANCISCO- On October 14, 2015,  San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón announced that a jury found Carlos Guzmangarza, 53, of San Francisco, guilty of 33 felonies and eight misdemeanors for posing as a physician assistant and performing plastic surgery on numerous victims. “We put enormous trust in our doctors,” said District Attorney George Gascón.  […]

On November 5th, 2014

California Medical Board Assists in Investigating Illegal Prescription Drug Case Southern California Doctor Charged With Illegally Distributing Powerful & Addictive Painkillers

A San Gabriel Valley doctor has pleaded not guilty to federal drug trafficking charges that allege he was writing hundreds of unnecessary prescriptions for powerful painkillers, such as oxycodone, in exchange for cash. Dr. Daniel Cham, 47, was arraigned October 23, 2014,  on a 31-count indictment.   The indictment charges Cham with drug trafficking, money laundering, […]

On October 21st, 2014

Los Angeles Doctor Charged in Massive RX Drug Ring

An 81-year-od Los Angeles doctor  was arrested Wednesday, October 15, 2014,  along with three other individuals, for allegedly running or participating in a widespread oxycodone prescription drug ring, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. This case is being investigated by the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), the California Medical Board […]

On August 18th, 2014

L-A Area Doctor Convicted of Drug Trafficking Illegally Prescribed Addictive Drugs

LOS ANGELES – On August 14, 2014,  a jury convicted a Los Angeles-area doctor  on federal drug trafficking charges for illegally distributing drugs, including powerful and addictive painkillers such as hydrocodone  (Vicodin and Norco), alprazolam (Xanax), and diazepam (Valium) . Dr. Andrew Sun, 78, of La Mirada, was convicted of 14 counts of distributing controlled substances and […]

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