A Clifton Park doctor has been arrested on charges of illegally prescribing medication and then taking kickbacks of pills in return.
Department of Justice officials say Scott McMahon prescribed controlled substances including Ritalin and some generic equivalents for non-medical purposes, and outside the course of professional practice.
Officials say McMahon prescribed controlled substances to people who were never his patients including three young children of one patient and the boyfriend of another patient.
McMahon then had some of his patients kick back a portion of each prescription to him, for his own personal use.
The alleged activity happened between December 2018 and April of this year.
If convicted McMahon could face up to 20 years in prison.