Dr. Nibedita Mohanty was arrested and charged with 95 indictments related to narcotics, insurance fraud and involuntary manslaughter, according to the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office.
Mohanty, age 54, of 441 Marlborough Point Road, has been charged with 72 counts of felony distribution of a schedule II narcotic, 22 counts of felony obtaining money by false pretenses (involving insurance fraud) and one count of involuntary manslaughter, according to Bill Kennedy, Stafford County Sheriff's Office spokesperson.
"The involuntary manslaughter indictment stems from an overdose death directly related to Mohanty’s practice of over prescribing pain narcotics," Kennedy said.
"A Stafford County Grand Jury handed down the 95 direct indictments Monday as the result of an ongoing criminal investigation with FBI and DEA assistance, focusing on the illicit distribution of prescription pain narcotics in the Stafford County region to include surrounding jurisdictions," Kennedy said. Dr. Mohanty was arrested on Courthouse Road in Stafford County on Friday morning.
The Mohanty investigation was initiated by detectives from the Stafford Sheriff’s Special Investigations Unit once it became apparent that substantial quantities of prescription pain narcotics were being dispensed by Mohanty without appropriate medical oversight, according to Kennedy.
"The investigation revealed that a number of Mohanty’s patients either personally abused the prescribed narcotics or re-distributed them for illicit money gain," he said. "This investigation has probed the totality of the prescribing practices used by Dr. Mohanty and is ongoing."
Dr. Mohanty is currently incarcerated in the Rappahannock Regional Jail.