By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A 242-count federal indictment was unsealed Thursday against a 78-year-old Pittsburgh-area physician accused of illegally distributing opioids and healthcare fraud.READ MORE: Panel Decides To Uphold School Masking Rule After State House GOP Seeks Review
The indictment alleges John Keun Sang Lee of Venetia, who owns Jefferson Pain and Rehabilitation Center, gave oxycodone to five people but not for medical purposes.READ MORE: Fourth Stimulus Check: Will You See Another Relief Payment?
Lee is also accused of defrauding Medicare and Medicaid by submitting claims for steroid injections prosecutors say weren’t reasonable or necessary.MORE NEWS: Carnegie Elementary School Dismisses Students Early Due To Water Main Break
If convicted, he could face up to 20 years in prison, a $1 million fine or both.