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Investigative Press Release

Doctor Will Pay $84,666 for Allegedly Engaging in Illegal Kickback Scheme

TULSA, Okla. – A Tulsa doctor has agreed to pay the government $84,666.42 for allegedly accepting illegal kickback payments from OK Compounding, LLC, announced U.S. Attorney Trent Shores.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of Oklahoma has entered into a settlement agreement with Brandon Claflin, 42, a licensed doctor of osteopathic medicine, in an effort to recoup the costs to the U.S. government resulting from the illegal kickbacks. This civil settlement resulted from an investigation into numerous health care providers writing prescriptions for pain creams compounded and sold by OK Compounding.

“Our Affirmative Civil Enforcement attorneys continue to prioritize these cases in an effort to recover illegally obtained funds that served to line the pockets of the corrupt,” said U.S. Attorney Trent Shores. “We are committed to ensuring that federal health care dollars are spent judiciously and in accordance with the law. Our diligence in this area sends a clear signal that abuse of federal health care programs will not be tolerated.”

This matter was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Marianne Hardcastle and is the product of a collaborative investigation by the Defense Criminal Investigative Service, Department of Labor–Office of Inspector General (OIG), IRS–Criminal Investigation, U.S. Postal Service–OIG, FBI, Department of Veterans Affairs–OIG and the Department of Health and Human Services–OIG.