A prominent AIDS doctor was sentenced to 15 months in federal prison in late February for injecting patients with saline and vitamins but billing them for expensive HIV/AIDS medicines.
The sentencing came nearly a decade after the OC Weekly in California broke the story about Dr. George Steven Kooshian’s practices.
Kooshian also was ordered to pay $660,955 in restitution to 18 insurance companies.
The OC Weekly reported that the doctor charged patients up to $9,000 for each shot. The payments financed a five-bedroom mansion with an ocean view, as well as the purchase of a Z8 convertible BMW, a Mercedes SUV, a Mercedes sedan and three Porsches.