A former doctor from Matawan was sentenced today for in a restaurant parking lot on Route 1 in .
Ki I. Song, 70, of Matawan, was sentenced to three years of probation by Superior Court Judge Bradley J. Ferencz in Middlesex County. He was also ordered to pay a $5,000 fine and to serve 150 hours of community service.
His sentence was based on his to third-degree dispensing of a contolled dangerous substance. Song admitted in Superior Court in March that on June 1, 2010 and March 19, 2011, he wrote prescriptions for Xanax in a Woodbridge parking lot in return for $100 without examining the recipient of the prescription.
He was indicted for the crimes by a state grand jury on Oct. 21, 2011.
Song was a licensed physician practicing in Jersey City. The New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners permanently revoked Song's medical license by voluntary surrender on April 20, 2011, according to the press release.
Song's charges were the result of an investigation by the Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and the Jersey City Police Department's Special Investigation Unit, according to Acting Insurance Fraud Prosecutor Ronald Chillemi. This investigation stems from a prior investigation by the agencies called Operation MedScam.