Doctor who ordered meds charged with patient death

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A Louisville physician has been charged with prescribing medications that resulted in the death of a patient and multiple counts of unlawful distribution of controlled substances.

A federal grand jury on Thursday also charged 69-year-old George Kudmani with health care fraud and money laundering.

Grand jurors say Kudmani fraudulently submitted claims for medically unnecessary services and dispensed unnecessary prescription drugs to patients from July 2009 through May 3, 2010. Prosecutors say one of his patients died on May 5, 2010.

Kudmani also faces money laundering charges based on the purchase of a 2012 Honda Accord with $15,000 in cash and a $5,971.63 check. Prosecutors say the money came from health care fraud and selling the prescriptions.

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