NEW ALBANY DOCTOR INDICTED FOR RICO, DRUG TRAFFICKING, AGGRAVATED FUNDING, THEFT, INSURANCE FRAUD, TELECOMMUNICATIONS FRAUD, AND FALSIFICATION
Posted on 4/24/2019
Defendant: Khaled L. Amr
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “This doctor was involved in over a half dozen different types of illegal activity over approximately a seven year time frame.” Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned a twenty-eight count indictment today on Khaled L. Amr, age 56, for corrupt activity that occurred from early 2012 through early 2019. Dr. Amr ran Columbus Pain Specialists pain management facility in Columbus Ohio. “The Doctor came to the attention of the local DEA task force because of alleged over prescription of opioid medication,” O’Brien stated. Many of these pills were then allegedly sold and the doctor received cash as a kick back for providing the prescriptions. “During a search warrant of the doctor’s residence in June 2018, investigators also unearthed evidence of alleged financial fraud that the doctor was involved with as well as an alleged insurance theft involving a scheme to fake a break-in of the doctor’s office and theft of medical equipment in order to file a fraudulent insurance claim,” O’Brien further stated. O’Brien commended the work of the DEA, BCI, Ohio Pharmacy Board, Ohio Medical Board, and the Columbus, New Albany, Upper Arlington, and Chillicothe Police Departments for their investigation and preparation of this case. Amr was arrested today and should have his initial appearance in court sometime within the week.