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Chesapeake doctor accused of performing unnecessary surgeries facing more than 60 new charges

Chesapeake doctor accused of performing unnecessary gynecological surgeries pleads ‘not guilty’
Posted at 6:05 PM, Jun 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-23 18:05:39-04

NORFOLK, Va. - Javaid Perwaiz, the Chesapeake doctor who is accused of performing unnecessary surgeries on unsuspecting patients, is facing more than 60 new charges, according to an indictment unsealed on Tuesday.

The indictment was filed in the U.S. District Court in Norfolk on June 19.

Counts 1-26 are related to health care fraud; counts 27-57 are related to false statements related to health care matters; counts 58-59 are related to false statements related to health care matters and counts 60-63 are related to aggravated identity theft.

Court documents allege Perwaiz performed unnecessary hysterectomies and the removal of ovaries and Fallopian tubes. He was arrested in November 2019 for health care fraud, but the FBI has been investigating him since September 2018.

The next week, a judge denied Perwaiz bond and ordered him to stay in jail.

Perwaiz's arraignment is set for 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Click here to read the full indictment.

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