Recently, a complaint filed on August 3, 2023, revealed that a Santa Clara County doctor had been writing illegal hydrocodone prescriptions for several years undetected until,
The offenses were discovered when M.G.C. contacted San Jose Police Detective Tony Vera and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) one to two months after she was fired by Padidar on 7/25/2019.
According to court documents, Padidar wrote multiple prescriptions to different individuals and falsely claimed the medication was for his father. One example cited in the filing is Padidar writing 11 prescriptions for an unnamed individual between March 21, 2019, and March 16, 2020, each with a quantity of 100 tabs. The individual then filled the prescriptions at various pharmacies.
One individual who Padidar asked to retrieve medication seemed to have noticed that something was wrong and reached out via email, stating,
For the future, please, I would like not to have my name on the prescription. I don't mind picking it up when it's needed, but since it's a controlled medication, I prefer not to have (sic) under my name.
Padidar is also accused of writing prescriptions to himself, his wife, and his father each month using another doctor's name and DEA number. According to court documents,
By spreading the prescriptions in the name of various individuals and even using another doctor's prescribing information, he fraudulently obtained the medication and concealed his actions from law enforcement.
Padidar was arrested and arraigned on August 11, 2023.
Read the full complaint below.
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