Doctor in illegal prescription case arrested again

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Updated: 8/19 7:25 am

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A San Fernando Valley doctor awaiting trial for allegedly prescribing and selling narcotics without a legitimate reason has pleaded not guilty to selling a potent painkiller to undercover agents.

City News Service says Dr. Yahya Hedvat of Encino was arrested again last week.

The doctor had been scheduled to go on trial this month on a 10-count indictment accusing him of unlawfully prescribing hydrocodone, clonazepam and other powerful narcotics to patients without conducting proper examinations.

On Aug. 8, an undercover investigator with the California Medical Board went to Hedvat's clinic and allegedly negotiated the purchase of narcotics, including Norco and Ativan. Undercover agents allegedly bought the drugs in the clinic's parking lot from Hedvat's office assistant.

Hedvat now faces 14 years in jail if convicted on all counts in both cases.

 

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