Pennsylvania physician sentenced for drug charge
CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Dr. Parth Bharill, a Pittsburgh and Morgantown physician, was sentenced today to five years probation, with the first six months on home confinement, for a drug charge, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced.
Bharill, age 61, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, pled guilty to one count of “Conspiracy to Distribute Controlled Substances Outside the Bounds of Professional Medical Practice” in September 2019. Bharill admitted to working with the Redirections Treatment Advocates, LLC, of Morgantown, West Virginia, to write illegitimate prescriptions for suboxone. The crime occurred from November 2014 to January 2018 in Monongalia County, West Virginia.
Bharill was ordered to pay a $50,000 fine, as well as $23,076.95 in restitution. The judge also imposed an order of forfeiture of $12,312.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah E. Wagner prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Drug Enforcement Administration, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Inspector General at the U.S Department of Health and Human Services investigated.
U.S. District Judge Thomas S. Kleeh presided.