A Malawian native is facing 21 criminal charges after allegedly forging documents to obtain a medical license in the United States.
According to ABC 57 News report, 43-year-old Charles Mosimbwa, was arrested by special agents from the Michigan Attorney General’s office on Friday.
The report says investigators discovered he had turned in forged documents to the state of Michigan so he could get a valid license to practice medicine in Berrien County.
Investigators say Mosimbwa was practicing medicine out of his Berrien Springs apartment and then moved to an office space in Niles.
“Practicing medicine without the required training and expertise recklessly endangers the welfare of patients,” says Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette. “Whenever credible evidence arises to suggest criminals are undermining the quality of our health care, we will move swiftly to take action.”
Mosimbwa has been charged with one count of Racketeering, a felony with a maximum of 20 years in prison.
He was also charged with two counts of Uttering and Publishing and one count of forgery, both felonies with a maximum of 14 years in prison.
In addition, Mosimbwa was charged with another felony count for operating an unauthorized practice, along with 16 counts of medicaid fraud — each charge carrying a maximum sentence of four years.
Mosimbwa being held on $750,000 bail and is due back in court for a preliminary examination on March 23rd.