June 30, 2022 – In a major blow to the government, a federal jury acquitted Dr. Bothra and three other doctors of all charges this week, with Bothra going home a free man, stopping first at McDonalds for his first meal out of prison in almost three years. “He was in tears at the verdict,” Weiss said of his client. “He’s still in a state of shock. He lost three and-a-half years of his life unnecessarily.”

Bothra, 80, a well-connected Bloomfield Hills surgeon and philanthropist who did work with Mother Theresa, adopted a child from her orphanage and helped her build a hospital, was the lead defendant in what prosecutors called one of the largest health care scams in U.S. history.  He and five doctors who worked with him were charged with running a $500 million opioid scheme out of his three Macomb County clinics: The Pain Center USA in Warren and Eastpointe and Interventional Pain Center in Warren.


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