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Former Portland Podiatrist Sentenced
on Drug and Health Care Fraud Charges

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 21, 2013

Contact: David B. Joyce
Assistant U.S. Attorney
Tel: (207) 780-3257

Portland, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Dr. John B.
Perry, 52, of Cumberland, was sentenced today in United States District Court by Judge George
Singal to 8 years in prison for conspiracy, unlawful distribution of oxycodone and health care
fraud. Perry pled guilty to the charges on December 4, 2012.

Until December 2010, Perry was a podiatrist practicing at Atlantic Foot and Ankle in
Portland. Court records establish that Perry wrote prescriptions with no medical purpose, traded
prescriptions for cash and cocaine and fabricated patient charts to cover his improper
prescriptions. In all, he was responsible for the unlawful distribution of more than 18,000
oxycodone pills between 2009 and 2010.

This case was investigated by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, the
United States Department of Health and Human Services – Office of Inspector General, the
Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and the State of Maine
Health Care Crimes Unit.

 

 

 

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