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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, August 10, 2020

Media Advisory – Dr. Javaid Perwaiz Case Update

CASE NAME: United States v. Javaid Perwaiz, Criminal Case No. 2:19-cr-189

COURT: U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Norfolk Division

CASE SUMMARY: On June 19, 2020, a federal grand jury sitting in the Eastern District of Virginia returned a 62-count superseding indictment charging the defendant, Dr. Javaid Perwaiz, with 26 counts of health care fraud, 33 counts of making false statements relating to healthcare matters, and three counts of aggravated identity theft. The charged conduct is alleged to have occurred between in and about 2010 and November 2019. As detailed in the superseding indictment, Dr. Perwaiz allegedly performed unnecessary surgeries and medical procedures without the proper knowledge or consent of patients at his OB/GYN medical practice, and he allegedly filed false claims regarding those procedures to health care benefit programs.

CASE STATUS: The defendant was arrested and made his initial appearance in court on Nov. 8, 2019. He is currently in custody pending further proceedings in the case. 

VICTIM RESPONSE: To ensure that members of the public, including current and former patients of Dr. Perwaiz, are informed of developments in this ongoing case, the U.S. Attorney’s Office has established a page on its website, available at the following link: https://www.justice.gov/usao-edva/united-states-v-javaid-perwaiz. The website currently includes a copy of the superseding indictment summarizing the charges filed against the defendant. The district court has authorized the U.S. Attorney’s Office to use this website as part of its obligations to notify potential victims.

In addition, the website includes the following guidance for current or former patients:

FBI TIPS: Current and former patients should contact the Federal Bureau of Investigation at 1-800-CALL-FBI or https://www.tips.fbi.gov if they would like to share information.

MEDICAL RECORDS: Current or former patients seeking a copy of their medical records should email usavae.perwaiz.medical.records@usdoj.gov with their full name and dates of service. Please Note: FBI only possesses records that were maintained by Dr. Perwaiz’s practice for patients who received services from 2015 through 2019.

The public is reminded that a criminal complaint contains only charges and is not evidence of guilt. The defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the government has the burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Topic(s): 
Health Care Fraud
Contact: 
Joshua Stueve Director of Public Affairs joshua.stueve@usdoj.gov
Updated August 10, 2020