New Haven Register
Milford psychiatrist charged with illegal distribution of drugs, money laundering
By Register Staff
November 12, 2015
NEW HAVEN A Milford psychiatrist and an employee of his office were charged Thursday by federal authorities with distribution of narcotics and money laundering, according to the U.S. attorney.
Ljudmil Kljusiv, 51, was arrested in Fairfield Thursday morning and was detained after a hearing before U.S. Magistrate Judge Sarah Merriam in New Haven, according to a press release from the office of Connecticut U.S. Attorney Deirdre Daly.
Kljusiv operates a psychiatry practice on Naugatuck Avenue in Milford and allegedly has been distributing narcotics outside the scope of professional practice and money laundering, according to the release.
Dusan Bosotov, 32, is employed by Kljusiv and also was arrested Thursday. Bosotov was arrested in New Jersey and was released on a $200,000 bond by a U.S. magistrate judge in Newark.
The criminal complaint notes that Kljusiv often prescribed Adderall and Xanax to patients who would regularly pay for office visits and prescriptions with cash, according to the release. Adderall is generally used to treat narcolepsy and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and Xanax is used to treat anxiety and panic disorders.
According to the release, the investigation showed that Kljusiv provided prescriptions for the drugs to patients without confirming medical conditions that would require treatment. Bosotov is believed to have written prescriptions in the place of Kljusiv when Kljusiv was traveling, the release said.
The charges carry a maximum prison sentence of 10 years, according to the release.
The investigation into the case is ongoing.