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Federal agents serve search warrant at Stafford medical office
By PAMELA GOULD
FBI agents from the Washington Field Office served a federal search warrant Thursday at the medical practice of Dr. Amir A. Bajoghli in Stafford County, closing the office for the day.
Bajoghli is listed online as the director of Skin and Laser Surgery Centers in Stafford, Prince William and Fairfax counties and with an office in Washington, D.C.
FBI spokesman Andrew Ames said agents executed search warrants at medical offices in each of those locations Thursday.
However, personnel at the D.C. office listed on the website said it is not a Skin and Laser Surgery Center, but a location where Bajoghli had performed procedures about two times per month.
Bajoghli could not be reached for comment Thursday.
Neither the FBI nor the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia would provide information as to why agents searched the offices or what they seized.
Agents left the Stafford office carrying at least four file-style cardboard boxes.
According to the company website, Bajoghli is a native of Northern Virginia who has been named one of Washingtonian magazine’s top doctors for the past eight years.
The practice treats patients for all kinds of skin issues, including skin cancer, rosacea and acne, and provides cosmetic dermatology, sclerotherapy, laser peels, laser hair removal and hyperhidrosis.
During the search, patients were turned away from the office in suite 105 of the Stafford Medical Pavilion, which is behind Stafford Hospital in the county courthouse area.
An 8-by-10 sheet of paper taped to the door had a typed message stating: “Our office has been closed today due to emergency.”
It directed patients to “please call tomorrow” and listed the office number.
Pamela Gould: 540/735-1972