CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) – Sentencing for a Chesapeake obstetrician-gynecologist convicted of insurance fraud has been pushed back.

Dr. Javaid Perwaiz is facing 465 years in prison for performing unnecessary procedures and surgeries unsuspecting women as part of his scheme. 

The 70-year-old OBGYN operated a practice in Chesapeake and performed procedures and surgeries at local hospitals for nearly 40 years before he was arrested in November 2019.

In November 2020, a jury convicted Perwaiz of 51 counts of health care fraud and making false statements related to health care matters.

Perwaiz is the focus of a exclusive docu-series called The Patients v. Perwaiz.  Our team spent more than a year investigating red flags over Perwaiz’ career.

Perwaiz was scheduled to be sentenced March 31.  In a joint motion, Perwaiz’ attorney Emily Munn and Assistant United States Attorney Beth Yusi requested the continuation because of a scheduling conflict. The continuation was approved.

On Friday, March 12, a new sentencing date was set for June 17, 2021 in Norfolk Federal Court, but the following Monday, court records updated to show another new sentencing date of May 18, before District Judge Rebecca Beach Smith.