Daily Briefs

Business Court judges featured at DBA event


A Business Court Bench Bar Conference featuring the five Business Court judges for the 3rd Circuit Court in Wayne County will take place Wednesday, Oct. 21 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. via Zoom.

The program will be presented by the Detroit Bar Association and will be moderated by Leif Anderson, chair of the Detroit Bar Business/Commercial Section.

“Please join an update on the Business Court and where things stand due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said a spokesperson for the DBA. “Following a brief introduction by Chief Judge Pro Tem Patricia Perez Fresard, Judge Brian Sullivan will then give an overview of the Business Court and each of the five Business Court judges will review their own protocols and preferences.”

The cost of registering is $10 for DBA members and $15 for non-members. A Zoom link will be provided with registration confirmation.

 

Doctor charged with multiple felonies
 

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel last Friday announced the arrest of Dr. Madhu Subnani, 69, of Rochester Hills, for conducting a criminal enterprise comprised of delivery of controlled substances as well as falsely reporting patient information.

Subnani was arraigned last Friday in 71A District Court in Lapeer before Magistrate Michael Delling on three counts of delivery of controlled substances, a four-year felony; two counts of placing misleading or inaccurate information into a patient chart, a four-year felony; and one count of conducting a criminal enterprise, a 20-year felony.

In November 2019, the Michigan State Police Diversion Investigation Unit received a tip that Subnani’s patients were prescribed controlled substances they did not need. MSP began an investigation into the licensed doctor’s prescribing activities by conducting a number of undercover visits to Subnani’s practice at Complete Family Healthcare in Imlay City.

From December 2019 through June of 2020, investigators engaged in a series of video-recorded undercover appointments with Subnani, seeking controlled substances outside the scope of a legitimate medical purpose. On at least a dozen occasions during this time, Subnani violated the controlled substances act by writing prescriptions that did not have a legitimate medical purpose. In addition, Subnani entered false notations in the patient records that would legitimize the prescriptions written.

“I am grateful for the work Michigan State Police investigators put into this case, and for their continued partnership in enforcing our state’s laws,” Nessel said. “We must ensure that Michigan’s rules are being followed, particularly when violations may negatively impact the health and welfare of our residents and communities.”

Subnani is scheduled for a probable cause conference at 9:45 a.m. Oct. 23.





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