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 3rd Judicial Circuit Court of Florida has sentenced Dr. Yong Am Park, 68, to two years in prison for Medicaid fraud and prescription drug-related charges.

Park was convicted of three counts of Medicaid fraud, five counts of prescription fraud, two counts of unauthorized possession of a prescription form, one count of scheme to defraud, and one count of selling a controlled substance.

“This pill mill doctor was endangering Floridians and defrauding the Medicaid program out of taxpayer dollars by billing the program for many of these illegal prescriptions,” Bondi said in a statement. “I am grateful to all of the partnering agencies who assisted in this investigation and helped put this doctor behind bars.”

Investigators conducted a series of undercover visits and were prescribed controlled substances, such as oxycodone and hydrocodone, outside the course of Park’s professional practice. Investigators discovered that the Florida Medicaid program was paying for many of these illegal prescriptions.

Park has relinquished his medical license.
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Kim Mitchell
8:47PM NOV 7TH 2012
There is a minimum mandatory sentence on prescription pill trafficking is 15 years, so a 20 something year old that has their whole life and was caught selling 15 pills loses the prime of his life because he was ALMOST DEFINITELY SELLING TO SUPPORT AN ADDICTION, but a guy who has a degree to sell and undoubtedly contributed to many with addiction gets 2 years? I am grateful something is FINALLY being done to get the real traffickers off the street, but where is the the justice for those who are wrongfully imprisoned!

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