Detroit pharmacist suspended after being convicted of $6.2 million health care and wire fraud

click to enlarge SHUTTERSTOCK

Back in October 2017, Detroit pharmacist Imad Hussein Soueid was convicted of stealing nearly $6.2 million from health care agencies, a felony for which he received 42 months in prison.

From October 2009 to April 2014, he was found to have been fraudulently charging insurance companies for prescriptions that were never dispensed. According to court filings, Soueid was also found to be conspiring "with others to pay illegal health care kickbacks to induce beneficiaries to bring their prescriptions to the pharmacy and agreed to then submit claims to Medicare and Medicaid via interstate wire."

His pharmacy, Eddie's Medical Pharmacy on Michigan Avenue in Detroit, has since been shuttered. But, until today, Soueid's pharmacist license has remained active.

Now the imprisoned Soueid has had his license summarily suspended by the Michigan Department of Regulatory Affairs, a temporary measure that is not considered to be a final determination.

Soueid has 30 days to issue a complaint to LARA.

About The Author

Alysa Zavala-Offman

Alysa Zavala-Offman is the managing editor of Detroit Metro Times. She lives in the downriver city of Wyandotte with her husband, toddler, mutt, and two orange cats.
Scroll to read more Metro Detroit News articles
Join the Metro Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state.
Help us keep this coverage going with a one-time donation or an ongoing membership pledge.


Join Detroit Metro Times Newsletters

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.