AZ doctor indicted on felony fraud, drug charges, attorney general says

Posted at 2:17 PM, Jul 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-26 18:48:00-04

An Arizona doctor was indicted Tuesday on dozens of felony charges related prescriptions he gave out to people who went to his medical offices in Mesa, Florence and Coolidge.

The state attorney general’s office said Dr. Harinder Kumar Takyar prescribed drugs without any medical necessity and also paid money to people in the medical field for patient referrals.

He is facing 42 charges, including fraudulent schemes, administration of dangerous and narcotic drugs, obtaining drugs by fraud, forgery and consideration for referral of patients.

Attorney General spokeswoman Mia Garcia said her office worked with the Phoenix Drug Enforcement Administration on the investigation.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact the Health Care Fraud and Abuse Section of the Arizona Attorney General's Office at 602-542-8419.