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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Alabama

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Doctor Pleads Guilty To Prescribing Drugs For Sex, Money

United States Attorney Kenyen R. Brown of the Southern District of Alabama announces today that Dr. Joseph Ngui Mwau Ndolo, 60, of Fairhope, Alabama pleaded guilty to three federal drug charges.  Ndolo, an internal medicine physician, ran a “pill mill” from 2008 to 2013 out of his private clinic, Premier Internal Medicine, P.C., in Fairhope.  He prescribed patients drugs outside the usual course of professional practice in exchange for sex, graphic communications, money and favors from his patients.  Ndolo’s cocktail of medications consisted of schedule II controlled substances such as oxycodone and numerous other schedules II – V substances.  Some patients referred to Ndolo’s clinic as a “candy store” for drugs.  He put his patients’ safety in jeopardy by, for instance, writing medically needless prescriptions without conducting basic patient examinations.  As part of his agreement with the United States, Ndolo shall surrender his medical license.  He faces a maximum penalty of twenty years in prison for each drug charge.  His sentencing is scheduled for August 22, 2014.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Gregory Bordenkircher and Special Assistant United States Attorney Sinan Kalayoglu.

Updated January 26, 2015