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July 15, 2021

Pain Management Doctor Pleads Guilty to Unlawfully Prescribing Opioids, Health Care Fraud and Money Laundering

A Pittsburg area physician pled guilty to four counts of unlawful dispensing and distributing Schedule II controlled substances, one count of health care fraud, and one count of money laundering on July 13. Dr. Andrzej Kazimierz Zielke owned and operated Medical Frontiers, LLC, and knowingly dispensed and distributed Schedule II drugs to four patients outside the course of professional practice and not for a legitimate medical purpose. Zielke further committed health care fraud by causing fraudulent claims to be submitted to Medicaid for payments to cover the costs of the unlawfully prescribed drugs. Lastly, Zielke violated federal money laundering statutes when he caused approximately $150,000 in proceeds obtained through his illegal drug distribution to be wired from a bank account to Kitco Metals, Inc., in Canada to purchase silver and collector coins.