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Press Release

Anchorage Psychiatrist Indicted for Medicaid Fraud, Evidence Tampering and Misconduct Involving Controlled Substance

July 25, 2014

The State of Alaska, Department of Law, Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU), announced today the indictment of an Anchorage area physician. Dr. Shubhranjan Ghosh, 39, of Anchorage and founder of Ghosh Psychiatric Services, was indicted yesterday by a grand jury on 18 felony counts for fraudulently billing Medicaid, committing a scheme to defraud Medicaid, tampering with physical evidence in an ongoing investigation and 15 counts of misconduct involving a controlled substance. Dr. Ghosh will be arraigned on Monday, July 28, 2014 at 1:45 p.m.

The indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the government must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. Dr. Ghosh, as with all criminal defendants, is innocent until proven guilty.

The Alaska MFCU is part of the Attorney General’s Office. The MFCU is responsible for investigating and prosecuting Medicaid fraud and abuse, neglect or financial exploitations of patients in any facility that accepts Medicaid funds. The Alaska MFCU charged eleven additional defendants for Medicaid fraud and abuse since October 2012. The indictment and information adding misdemeanor counts for each of these cases can be found on the MFCU website.

CONTACT: Assistant Attorney General Andrew Peterson at 907-269-6292. For more information about the Dr. Ghosh case or other cases handled by the Alaska MFCU, go to the MFCU website.

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