By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Emilio Navarro of Coal Center has pled guilty to charges of health care fraud after exchanging opioids for sex.

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The 60-year-old doctor operated family practices in Mount Pleasant and Perryopolis and in 2018 issued a patient a total of 300 units of oxycodone and 240 units of oxymorphone to a patient for no medical purpose but in exchange for sexual favors.

Navarro also then submitted fraudulent claims to Medicaid for reimbursement for those prescriptions, a defrauding of Medicaid.

He will be sentenced on March 1, 2022, and is facing up to 20 years in prison and/or a fine of $1,000,000.