MI Physician Faces 20 Years in Prison

John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media , August 4, 2011

She sometimes wrote prescriptions for people who were not her patients, without an examination or determination of medical necessity, and without a diagnosis or entry in a patient chart. Washington gave the illegal prescriptions to Virginia Dillard, a co-defendant, who filled the prescriptions at area pharmacies and sold the drugs to dealers. The prescriptions sold for $1,000 to $2,200 apiece, and Washington and Dillard shared the money. Dillard pleaded guilty earlier this week.

In an unrelated charge, Washington recently pleaded guilty in a public corruption case involving Detroit Public Schools and she is awaiting sentencing on that charge, prosecutors said.

 

 


John Commins is a senior editor with HealthLeaders Media.

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