Effingham Doctor Sentenced For Illegal Dispensation Of Controlled Substances

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61 year old Naeem Mahmood Kohli, a medical doctor from Effingham, was sentenced to 24 months in federal prison this week and ordered to pay $10,500 in fines. Kohli was also ordered to forfeit to the United States his Kohli Neurology and Sleep Center office building located at 500 North Maple, as well as more than $34,000 as a result of his drug convictions.

Kohli, was indicted by a Federal Grand Jury in March of 2014 and went to trial in United States District Court during January 2015. After a 17-day jury trial, he was found guilty on seven counts of illegally dispensing Schedule II Controlled Substances to patients who suffered from drug addiction. The jury concluded that Kohli illegally dispensed Oxycodone and Hydromorphone, both highly addictive controlled substances, outside the usual course of the medical practice and not for a legitimate medical purpose.