A former Tulsa Doctor has been sentenced in federal court after admitting he illegally prescribed drugs out of his south Tulsa office.
Christopher Moses was sentenced to one year of home confinement and five years’ probation.
Prosecutors said all doctors should look at Moses as a poster child for what can happen when you break the law. Moses is now a convicted felon and can’t get his medical license back until his sentence is over.
Moses was prescribing people powerful painkiller like Hydrocodone, Oxycodone and Fentanyl to people who weren’t sick. They said he did it all for money.
Tulsa’s U.S. Attorney said Moses is no different than any other drug dealer on the street, spreading addiction for profit.
Moses was ordered to pay $28,000 to two of his victims, a $171,000 fine and nearly $2 million, which is the amount of money prosecutors said Moses made from his crime.
"We hear about the challenges and the opioid crisis, but I think today, hearing from a victim, we actually saw the face of the problem,” said Assistant U.S. Attorney Joel-Lyn McCormick. “It's a crisis that touches all of us as the court referenced. It crosses economic boundaries; it has no respect of person.”
Moses and his attorney both declined to comment.