Aiman Aryan, Government Center Pill Mill Pharmacist, Pleads Guilty
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The general merchandise sections of the stores have remained opened since Aryan was arrested this past October. At the time, Miami-Dade spokeswoman Suzy Trutie said the county attorney's office would determine if Aryan's five-year $204,000 lease could be terminated based on his criminal indictment. The way things are going for Aryan, the drug store will probably shut down on its own before the county gets around to bidding for a new pharmacy.
During a year long investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Department of Health and Human Services zeroed in on a pair of pain clinic operators who were sending people to get fake prescriptions for oxycodone and oxymorphone from Hialeah physician Frank Ballesteros.
The patients filled their prescriptions at Aryan's pharmacies and another pharmacy in Plantation owned by another pharmacist in on the scheme.
Aryan, Ballesteros, and the pain clinic operators would split kickbacks they received from fraudulent medicare bills.
The feds say Aryan's pharmacies dispensed an average of 270 oxycodone and oxymorphone pills a day.
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