DEA SERVES IMMEDIATE SUSPENSION ORDER TO MICHIGAN M.D.
MONROE, MICHIGAN - Dr. Oscar Linares's DEA registration was suspended for illegally distributing millions of doses of Schedule II and III narcotics and for fraudulently billing Medicare for $5.7 million. Dr. Linares faces up to 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine and was arrested at his office in Monroe, Michigan following a search of the premises. Law enforcement also seized several of the physician's assets, including four bank accounts, two watercraft and seven luxury vehicles.
Dr. Linares allegedly prescribed narcotics for approximately 250 patients per day and even paid employee bonuses anytime he had more than 200 patient appointments in a single day. The Complaint alleges misconduct based on patient accounts, employee interviews and patient visits by undercover operatives. Reportedly, Dr. Linares viewed his actions as that of a man "building an empire."
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