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Two docs indicted for fraud & over-prescribing patients to death

Two doctors face potential life sentences for charges they defrauded multiple health plans and over-prescribed narcotics which led to four patient deaths.

Dr. Sam Jahani was arrested in Texas. Authorities are still looking for Dr. Eric Peper, who currently lives in Florida.

Peper worked for Jahani’s clinics in the Denver area between 2006 and 2010.

Prosecutors allege that both doctors defrauded Medicaid, Medicare and Rocky Mountain Health Plans by billing for procedures that weren’t rendered — including some medical services provided after the patients had died. They’re also charged with over-prescribing painkillers to patients that caused their deaths.

The feds estimated the doctors made more than $43.2 million in fraudulent claims in those four years.

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