In the city of Fairhope a 60-year-old physician has changed his “Not Guilty” plea to “Guilty” to multiple federal drug charges.
Doctor Joseph Ngui Mwau Ndolo, who specialized in internal medicine, admitted in Southern District Court of Alabama that between the years 2008-2013, he sold narcotics for profit out of his office.
According to U.S. Attorney Kenyen Brown, Ndolo ran a “pill mill” for at least 5 years out of his private clinic, Premier Internal Medicine in Fairhope.
Investigators learned also that the corrupt doctor would routinely swap oxycodone and other narcotics for sex with his so-called “patients.” People in the neighborhood came to call Ndolo’s clinic the “candy store” because of the ease with which anyone could buy drugs.
Prosecutors were able to show how the manic medic put his patients’ safety in jeopardy by – for instance – writing medically needless prescriptions without conducting patient examinations.
Ndolo was ordered to surrender his medical license by the Alabama state board. He faces a penalty of 20 years in prison for each drug charge. He is scheduled to be sentenced August 22.
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This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Gregory Bordenkircher and Sinan Kalayoglu.
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