State Grand Jury Indicts Arizona Doctor

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Phoenix Division announced a State Grand Jury indicted Dr. Harinder Kumar Takyar on 42 felony counts. The indictment alleges Dr. Takyar prescribed controlled substances with no medical necessity and provided compensation for the referral of patients to his medical offices in Mesa, Florence, and Coolidge, Arizona.

DEA Phoenix Division Special Agents and the Attorney General’s Office launched an investigation into the distribution of controlled substances by Dr. Harinder Takyar.  Dr. Takyar allegedly wrote prescriptions for narcotic drugs and dangerous drugs to individuals with no medical necessity.  During the investigation, agents also discovered Takyar allegedly paid money to people in the medical profession for patient referrals.

Takyar is now facing 42 felony charges, including five counts of Fraudulent Schemes and Artifices; five counts of Administration of a Narcotic Drug; three counts of Administration of a Dangerous Drug; five counts of Accomplice to Obtaining a Narcotic Drug by Fraud; three counts of Accomplice to Obtaining a Dangerous Drug by Fraud; four counts of Forgery; and 17 counts of Consideration for Referral of Patient.

Assistant Attorneys General Brian Boyd and Matthew Williams are prosecuting this case.

All defendants are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law.

If anyone has information on this case, please contact the Health Care Fraud and Abuse Section of the Arizona Attorney General’s Office (602) 542-8419.

For additional information, members of the media may contact Mia Garcia, Director of Media Relations at (602) 339-5895 or Mia.Garcia@azag.gov.

Full copy of Takyar's indictment.