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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Oklahoma

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, November 18, 2016

Tulsa County Physician Paid $50,000 To Resolve Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention Act Allegations Related To Prescribing Controlled Substances

United States Attorney Danny C. Williams, Sr. announced today that a Tulsa, Oklahoma, physician, Dr. Anoop Sangha, entered into a settlement agreement to pay $50,000 to resolve civil allegations that he violated the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention Act of 1970, which regulates the manufacture and distribution of controlled substances.

According to the settlement agreement, the violations of the Act occurred between September 4, 2011 and February 16, 2012.  The settlement resolves an action filed by the United States in Federal District Court on September 2, 2016, wherein Dr. Sangha was accused of forging numerous prescriptions for his personal use. 

This case was handled by Assistant United States Attorney Marianne Hardcastle following an investigation by the Drug Diversion Unit of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration.  If you are aware of any illegal prescription drug sales and distribution, contact the Drug Enforcement Administration at 1-877-792-2873.

The claims asserted by the government are allegations only, and there has not been any determination of liability.

Updated November 18, 2016