Raúl Torrez | Attorney General

AG Balderas Charges Albuquerque Nurse Practitioner Alleged to Have Caused the Death of Three Patients by Overprescribing Opioids

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 22, 2019

Contact: Matt Baca (505) 270-7148

Albuquerque, NM–Today, Attorney General Hector Balderas filed charges against Andrei V.
Marchenko on nine felony charges including Medicaid Fraud Resulting in Death, Involuntary
Manslaughter, Medicaid Fraud Resulting in Physical Harm and Medicaid Fraud in Excess of
$2,500. The Defendant allegedly defrauded the State’s Medicaid program and overprescribed
opioids to his patients, which ultimately led to three deaths and two overdoses.
“The opioid epidemic continues to ravage our communities and devastate New Mexican families,”
said Attorney General Balderas. “My office will continue to use all of our resources to aggressively
bring prevention efforts and targeted prosecutions to our communities that are in desperate need
of healing.”
This case was investigated and will be prosecuted by the Office of the Attorney General’s
Medicaid Fraud Control Division and is part of Attorney General Balderas’ Project OPEN, which
focuses on targeted prosecutions, civil enforcement efforts, and preventative training to combat
the opioid crisis in New Mexico.

Raul Torrez

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