Suspicions involving a Fort Mohave Doctor’s questionable drug prescription activity were exposed years before his late November arrest in Wyoming in an ongoing federal criminal investigation.
The DEA has declined to detail the case and charges pending against Dr. Shakeel Kahn, 50, and his wife Lyn, 45. The charging indictment has been ordered sealed by a federal judge.
The Kahn’s were arrested November 30 in Casper, Wyoming. The pain management specialist saw his license to practice medicine in Wyoming and Arizona suspended due to medical board findings this year that he was overprescribing drugs to patients.
Dr. Kahn filed suit in Mohave County Superior Court in January, 2013 against the CVS pharmacy. It alleged that a pharmacy employee defamed and slandered him by telling a patient that Dr. Kahn was the subject of investigation.
Mohave County Superior Court Judge Rick Williams found in favor of CVS in May, before Dr. Kahn and his attorney challenged the ruling in the State Court of appeals where the matter is still pending.
In 2014, Dr. Kahn filed a similar lawsuit against Safeway. It alleged that Safeway pharmacy employees defamed Dr. Kahn by calling him a drug dealer on one occasion, and claiming he was under investigation in another.
The lawsuit that is still pending alleges that Safeway pharmacy employees interfered with Dr. Kahn’s physician duties and medical practice by implementing a “blanket ban” in refusing to fill his prescriptions.
Dr. Kahn also filed suit in 2012 against Valley View Medical Center. Dr. Kahn alleged breach of contract in a billing dispute with the hospital.
Dr. Kahn dismissed the litigation and ended up losing his privilege to practice medicine at the hospital.
The DEA confirmed last month that $750,000 in cash, 49 weapons and eight vehicles were seized during November 15 searches conducted at Dr. Kahn’s home and business office in Fort Mohave. The DEA said another search warrant was executed at an undisclosed location in the community.