Anchorage doctor pleads not guilty to drug counts

Posted: Wednesday, May 03, 2000

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- An Anchorage doctor has pleaded not guilty to more than 200 counts of forgery, drug dealing, theft and Medicaid fraud.

Jeffrey Gottlieb is also accused of lying about his medical qualifications to the state licensing board in 1993.

According to charging documents, Gottlieb wrote prescriptions for controlled drugs for people he knew were selling them. In most cases, there was no medical necessity for the drugs, Branchflower said.

Gottlieb also is accused of overbilling Medicaid by $179,000 between 1994 and 2000 and stealing drugs from the offices of other doctors. Medicaid is the state medical program for poor people.

Police arrested Gottlieb on Monday morning at his Spenard apartment, which also apparently served as his medical office.

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