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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, November 21, 2019

Media Advisory – Dr. Javaid Perwaiz Case Updates

Media Adivsory -- Dr. Javaid Perwaiz Case Updates

CASE NAME: United States v. Javaid Perwaiz, Criminal Case No. 2:19-mj-594

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

CASE SUMMARY: On November 7, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia filed a criminal complaint charging the defendant, Dr. Javaid Perwaiz, with one count of health care fraud and one count of making false statements relating to healthcare matters for conduct alleged to have occurred between 2010 and October 2019. According to allegations detailed in court documents, for nearly a decade, Dr. Perwaiz performed unnecessary gynecological surgeries on women – including hysterectomies, dilation & curettages, removal of ovaries and fallopian tubes, and others – on unsuspecting patients and submitted materially false, fraudulent, and fictitious claims to two health care benefit programs, seeking reimbursement for these surgeries.

CASE STATUS: The defendant was arrested and made his initial appearance in court on November 8. The court held a detention hearing on November 14, and ordered that the defendant be detained in custody pending further proceedings in the case.

PUBLIC OUTREACH: 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 criminal complaint and supporting affidavit summarizing the charges filed against the defendant.

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 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 is not in possession of all medical records maintained by Dr. Perwaiz’s practice.

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 November 21, 2019