A South Charleston, W.Va., physician has been charged in U.S. District Court with selling vaccine meant for children.
Gauravi Majmundar received free vaccine to immunize poor children under the federal Vaccine for Children program.
She administered the vaccine to ineligible patients, then billed for the treatment, court records showed.
Majmundar was charged with two counts of mail fraud after receiving $25,247 as payment from insurers, federal documents said.
The documents said she was in the program, designed to cut childhood medical problems, from 1984 to 1985.
The charges carry a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $500,000 fine. A spokeswoman in Majmundar's office said last week that the doctor would have no comment.