Eastern District of Virginia – Norfolk Division
Criminal Case Number:? 2:19-cr-00189-RBS-DEM
The public is reminded that a criminal complaint contains only charges and is not evidence of guilt. The defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the government has the burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
Scheduled Court Hearings
Pursuant to the Court’s General Order 2020-12 filed on April 10, 2020, RE: Outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019, the jury trial scheduled for June 2, 2020, was terminated, removed from the calendar, and will be rescheduled.
Pursuant to the Crime Victims’ Rights Act, 18 U.S.C. § 3771, the Department of Justice is required to provide notice to individuals who may have been harmed as a direct result of the criminal offenses with which a defendant is charged.? In this context, “harmed” is defined broadly and is not limited to monetary loss.? This office uses the Victim Notification System (“VNS”) and other methods. including web pages and press releases, to ensure potential victims receive timely notice of public events related to a case.
A different federal law, the Mandatory Victim Restitution Act (“MVRA”), 18 U.S.C. § 3663A, governs restitution in this case. ?Restitution is a determination by the judge that a victim is entitled to monetary compensation for losses suffered as a direct result of a crime for which a defendant has been convicted.? It is not a guarantee of payment.? Under the MVRA, if a defendant is convicted of a crime carrying restitution as a penalty, the judge at sentencing determines who is a victim and in what amount they are entitled to restitution.? In cases involving property crimes, including the fraud offenses with which the defendant is charged, restitution may generally only be awarded for the value of the property lost by the victim as a direct result of a defendant’s crime of conviction less the value of any property returned to the victim.? Victims may also be entitled to restitution for expenses incurred while participating in the criminal investigation or prosecution or traveling to court proceedings for the case, such as lost income, child care, transportation, and other expenses.?Restitution is generally not available for medical care, pain and suffering, emotional distress, or lost income caused by the defendant’s conduct, except in the limited context described above.?
Current and former patients should contact the Federal Bureau of Investigation at 1-800-CALL-FBI or?tips.fbi.gov if they would like to share information.
Current or former patients seeking a copy of their medical record should email email@example.com with their full name and dates of service.? Please Note:? FBI is not in possession of all medical records maintained by Dr. Perwaiz’s practice.?
This page will be updated as additional court hearings are scheduled.?