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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Oklahoma

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Oklahoma City Doctor Pleads Guilty To Defrauding Medicaid

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – AMAR NATH BHANDRY, M.D., 53, of Oklahoma City, has pled guilty to committing health care fraud, announced Sanford C. Coats, United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma.

According to the superseding information, Dr. Bhandry submitted claims to Medicaid claiming reimbursement for services that he had not actually provided. Specifically, he filed claims for comprehensive psychiatric examinations between 45-50 minutes in duration when he visited with patients for only 10-20 minutes. Dr. Bhandry pled guilty earlier today to the superseding information.

At sentencing, Dr. Bhandry faces up to 10 years in prison and $250,000 fine. Sentencing will take place in approximately ninety days.

These charges are the result of an investigation conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Drug Enforcement Administration. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Randal A. Sengel and David P. Petermann.

Reference is made to court filings for further information.