Louisiana physician sentenced to prison for prescription drug fraud

A Louisiana physician was sentenced to a year and a day in prison for prescription drug fraud, ABC affiliate KTBS reported March 28.  

Jeffrey Evans, MD, who worked at Mansfield, La.-based DeSoto Health System, was indicted in 2022 for obtaining and distributing prescription drugs. He pleaded guilty in 2023 to one count of the 20-count indictment. 

Dr. Evans admitted to obtaining prescriptions illegally and without a legitimate medical purpose through an agreement with his nurse and medical assistant. 

He must also pay a $100,000 fine.

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