A Pakistani physician who lives and works in Maryland has pleaded guilty to multiple fraud charges, which involved concealing the transfer of millions of dollars from the Pakistani government to fund lobbying efforts in the United States.
Doctor Abdul Razaq, an orthopedic surgeon, confessed to his part in a conspiracy to defraud the U.S. government by taking criminal tax deductions. The scheme managed to hide the transfer of what investigators believe was at least $3,500,000 from Pakistan government to fund lobbying efforts in America related to Kashmir.
According to Assistant Attorney General for National Security John Carlin, Razaq faces a five year prison term when he is sentenced next summer.
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This physician was born and raised in Pakistan. He emigrated to the U.S. after graduating from Dow Medical College in Karachi in 1967. As so many thousands of other criminal doctors who emigrate here, he soon learned there are a myriad ways to make money besides the simple practice of medicine.
He may or may not spend any time in prison. But we can promise you he will not be subject to deportation. The U.S. does not deport criminal physicians. We relicense them and send them on their merry way.
Medical boards, relicensing criminals. Like Christmas, these are gifts that keep on giving . . . .
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