Doctor Charged with Drug Fraud was On Probation for Various Violations

A Knox County doctor who was arrested and charged with 10 counts of obtaining prescriptions by fraud was on probation for violations he committed earlier, according to state records.

Alfred Vaughn Jackson Jr., 40, turned himself in to authorities Friday and was booked into Knox County Jail on a $25,000 bond, the TBI said in a news release.

Special agents with the Drug Investigation Division of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation credit the arrest to a year-long investigation with multiple other state and local law enforcement agencies.

During the course of the investigation, agents developed information that Jackson was responsible for fraudulently obtaining prescriptions in Knox County.

According to state health department disciplinary records, Jackson Jr. was placed on five years’ medical probation in November 2016 for the

following violations:

❚ Unprofessional, dishonorable or unethical conduct.

❚ Dispensing, prescribing or otherwise distributing any controlled substance or any other drug not in the course of professional practice and dispensing.

❚ Prescribing or otherwise distributing any controlled substance in violation of any law of the state or of the United States by prescribing controlled substances without creating or maintaining medical records.

❚ Violation of the Code of Medical

Ethics by self-treatment or treatment of immediate family members.

❚ Engaging in the practice of medicine under a false or assumed name.

❚ Impersonation of another practitioner, or a like, similar or different name.

He was also given a $6,300 civil penalty.

Vaughn’s practice was located at 1231 Crest Brook Drive near Middlebrook Pike.

He previously practiced medicine in Utah and Colorado and did his residency at the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

His medical degree is from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, a school owned by Devry, Inc., which has been under government scrutiny over accusations of deceptive recruiting tactics and providing doctored data to skirt federal regulations.

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