A Georgia podiatrist was sentenced for his participation in a kickback scheme where he prescribed medication that was ultimately paid for by a federal program that provides low cost medication to members of the U.S. Armed Forces.

Ariana Fajardo Orshan, U.S. for the Southern District of Florida, Cyndee Bruce, Special Agent in Charge, Department of Defense Criminal Investigative Service (DCIS), Southeast Field Office, Christopher Cave, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. States Postal Service, Office of Inspector General, Southern Area Field Office (USPS-OIG), Frank Robey, Commander, U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, Southeast Fraud Field Office, H. Peter Kuehl, Acting Special Agent in Charge, FDA Office of Criminal Investigations (FDA-OCI), Miami Field Office, and Thomas W. South, Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Investigations, U.S. Office of Personnel Management, Office of Inspector General (OPM-OIG), made the announcement.

U.S. Attorney Fajardo Orshan thanked DCIS, USPS-OIG, U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, FDA-OCI, and OPM-OIG for their investigative efforts in this case.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Dan Bernstein and Jonathan Stratton.

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