CLARKSVILLE, TN (CLARKSVILLE NOW) – A federal jury has finished its deliberations in the case of Dr. Samson Orusa, 59, of Clarksville, who was convicted last month of federal drug charges, healthcare fraud, money laundering, and illegally distributing oxycodone at his medical practice.
After finding Orusa guilty in August of 36 of the 45 counts, the jury returned Friday to hear evidence supporting the forfeiture of the “ill-gotten proceeds of the crimes,” Acting U.S. Attorney Mary Jane Stewart said in a news release.
The jury determined that five bank accounts, one annuity and one 401K, with a combined value of more than $918,000, was subject to forfeiture, and also a 2017 Mercedes Benz.
Following a two-week trial, Orusa, also the pastor at God’s Sanctuary Church International on Madison Street, was convicted by a federal jury on Aug. 13 of maintaining a drug-involved premise, 13 counts of unlawfully distributing controlled substances without a legitimate medical purpose and outside the bounds of professional medical practice, 13 counts of health care fraud, seven counts of money laundering, and two counts of laundering more than $10,000 of criminally derived property. The jury acquitted Orusa of nine of the counts of illegal distribution of oxycodone, the release said.