Illinois doctor charged with illegally dispensing controlled substances has license suspended

EFFINGHAM - An Illinois doctor who is facing charges of illegally distributing controlled substances has had his license suspended by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.

Dr. Naeem Kohli was licensed by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to prescribe those drugs, but his license was suspended last week.  In March, Kohli was charged in federal court with health care fraud and illegally dispensing controlled substances, like oxycodone, hydromorphone, and methadone.

Kohli's trial is scheduled to begin on September 12.  He has pleaded not guilty to the charges, and is free on $100,000 bond.

Richard Sindel, Kohli's attorney, says he plans to fight the charges in court. 

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