Connecticut Doctor Convicted of Health Care Fraud – But Keeps Medical License

A doctor in handcuffs.

Last January, a doctor in Connecticut, Dr. Kakra Gyambibi was convicted of health care fraud, along with her husband. Gyambibi pleads guilty to one count of State health care fraud after she was caught writing fake prescriptions to hundreds of patients.

Gyambibi’s husband worked for a Mississippi based pharmacy that sold a medicated cream intended to treat pain. The prescription was not approved by the FDA and sold for more than $10,000 per month.

The doctor was found to have written falsified and illegitimate prescriptions that cost the State employee healthcare plan more than $877,000. She wrote and signed the scripts over the course of two years. In 2014 and 2015, she prescribed the creams to patients she had never treated.

She had never even met most of them. She would simply provide her husband with signed, blank prescriptions for the medicine and they would bill the benefit plan. The doctor pleads guilty to one charge of healthcare fraud in January of 2019. She served three (3) months in federal prison for her actions.

Her husband, Dr. Kwasi Gyambibi was sentenced to one year in prison after being found guilty of two counts of healthcare fraud by a jury last year.

Due to the COVID-19 virus, Dr. Gyambibi was released from prison after just 3 months. She had also asked the courts to issue her a formal reprimand rather than take away her license to practice medicine. Typically, this request would not be honored. For some reason, the group voted unanimously to grant the doctor her request.

She will now be allowed to once again practice medicine despite her conviction for healthcare fraud. If you’ve been charged with any sort of fraud or embezzlement that threatens your professional license, contact our office right away.

Source: https://www.courant.com/politics/government-watch/hc-pol-lender-jailed-doctor-reprimanded-but-keeps-license-20200430-jyyq7o52lvbx7kmflgnoyuovyu-story.html

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