Creator of Fraudulent Pharmacy Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison – Drug for nerve pain boosts high for opioid abusers.

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A fraudulent Chicago-area pharmacy creator has been sentenced to 5 years federal prison for his role in a $1.6 million health care fraud scheme in which he was reimbursed through Part D for hundreds of prescription claims for drugs that were never actually dispensed.

James Calhoun, 74, of Des Plaines, Illinois, was sentenced by US District Judge John Z. Lee of the Northern District of Illinois. Judge Lee also ordered Calhoun to pay $1.6 million in restitution. Calhoun pleaded guilty in September 2018 to 1 count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud.

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