AIDS doctor sent to prison

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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.

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