Decatur Doctor Sentenced for Illegal Distribution of Hydrocodone
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Central District of Illinois
URBANA, Ill. – A doctor who operated a walk-in clinic in Decatur, Ill., Sukhwinder Multani, has been ordered to serve 14 months in federal prison for illegal distribution of hydrocodone, a controlled substance. In addition, Multani, 43, of the 3700 block of N. Ashley Court, was prohibited from working in the medical field during his incarceration period and the three years of supervised release to follow his release from prison. The federal Bureau of Prisons will provide Multani, who remains released on bond, the date and location to report to begin serving his prison sentence.
According to court documents, Multani operated his clinic, known as Universal Urgent Care, at 3767 E. US Route 36, also in Decatur. Multani advertised that his clinic was “open seven days a week,” and charges “$40 per visit.”
On Nov. 14, 2016, Multani admitted that on three occasions in 2014, he dispensed hydrocodone, a controlled substance, outside the course of professional medical practice and not for any legitimate medical purpose. At the time he committed the offenses, Multani was an authorized Drug Enforcement Administration registrant, engaged in private practice.
According to public records of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation, Multani’s medical licenses were ordered suspended in 2014.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Jason M. Bohm represented the government in the prosecution of Multani. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration conducted the investigation of the charges.
Updated December 12, 2017