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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Delaware Man Sentenced To Ten Years For Passing Forged Oxycodone Prescriptions

Yesterday, a federal judge sentenced Khar Abdulah, 40, of New Castle, Delaware to ten years in prison for his role in schemes to distribute oxycodone, commit health care fraud and commit aggravated identity theft, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. The Honorable Paul S. Diamond, United States District Judge, also ordered Abdulah to pay full restitution to the health care benefit programs that the defendant and his co-conspirators had defrauded, and further ordered Abdulah to serve three years of supervised release upon his release from prison.

On March 18, 2016, a grand jury in Philadelphia returned a second superseding indictment charging Abdulah and a codefendant with conspiring to distribute oxycodone, a Schedule II controlled substance, conspiracy to commit health care fraud and aggravated identity theft. From March 2012 until August 2013, Abdulah forged prescriptions for oxycodone, filled them at pharmacies using stolen health insurance information, then sold the pills on the street. On August 16, 2016, Abdulah pleaded guilty to all charges against him in the indictment.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Mary E. Crawley.

Topic: 
Prescription Drugs
Updated December 6, 2016