Ex-Doc Gets 59 Years For Unnecessary Surgeries, $21M Fraud

Law360 (May 19, 2021, 12:55 PM EDT) -- A Virginia federal judge has sentenced a former obstetrician-gynecologist to 59 years in prison after he was convicted of charges of health care fraud for performing unnecessary surgeries on his patients and raking in $21 million from health insurers.

U.S. District Judge Rebecca Beach Smith handed down the sentence to Javaid Perwaiz on Tuesday, following his Nov. 9 conviction on 52 counts of health care fraud and false statements through which he convinced patients to go through with hysterectomies and sterilizations, among other procedures.

"Motivated by his insatiable and reprehensible greed, Perwaiz used an arsenal of horrifying tactics to manipulate and...

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