A Wise County doctor who prescribed Ritalin and hydrocodone to an undercover investigator without a legitimate medical purpose has been sentenced for federal health care fraud and drug distribution charges.
As part of a plea agreement, 78-year-old Gurcharan Singh Kanwal agreed to surrender his medical license and never reapply for one.
Additionally, Kanwal was ordered to pay a $25,000 fine and must serve two months of probation. He also was ordered to pay $945,000 in restitution and forfeiture.
An investigation into Kanwal and the Coeburn Medical Clinic began after agents received complaints that controlled substances were being diverted by employees and patients of Kanwal.