A New York City jury has convicted Suresh Hemrajani, MD, for scamming Medicaid out of $700,000 by prescribing HIV medications for patients who weren’t tested for the virus and for billing Medicaid for treatment he didn’t provide, according to The Associated Press (AP). Authorities said the patients traded the drugs for cash from middlemen, who sold the medicine illegally—30 were criminally charged. Hemrajani faces up to 15 years in prison on the top count at a Jan. 18 sentencing.

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