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Lake City Pill Mill Doctor Sentenced to Two Years in Prison for Medicaid Fraud

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi announced Thursday that Judge Leandra G. Johnson of the 3rdJudicial Circuit Court of Floridahas sentenced Dr. Yong Am Park, 68, to two years inprison for Medicaid fraud and prescription drug-related charges.

Park was convicted of three counts of Medicaid fraud, five counts ofprescription fraud, two counts of unauthorized possession of a prescriptionform, one count of scheme to defraud, and one count of selling a controlledsubstance.

This pill mill doctor was endangering Floridians and defrauding theMedicaid program out of taxpayer dollars by billing the program for many ofthese illegal prescriptions, Bondi said in a statement. I amgrateful to all of the partnering agencies who assisted in thisinvestigation and helped put this doctor behind bars.

Investigators conducted a series of undercover visits and were prescribedcontrolled substances, such as oxycodone and hydrocodone, outside thecourse of Parks professional practice. Investigators discovered that theFlorida Medicaid program was paying for many of these illegalprescriptions.

Park has relinquished his medical license.

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