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FBI raids office of Jacksonville doctor

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation has raided the Southside office of Nikhil Nihalani, a Jacksonville psychiatrist. 

It's unknown why the FBI conducted the raid because Action News Jax learned the search warrant is sealed.


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Nihalani had been arrested in 2016 for violating a domestic violence injunction. He had also been arrested in November 2015 on an out of state warrant. 

According to Department of Health records, Nihalani has no active complaints or discipline on file.


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Sunitha Menon, the nurse practitioner at Nihalani's office, said she never heard of anything illegal happening in the office. Menon said she had been working at the office for about a year. 

Action News Jax spoke with a patient who wasn't able to get her medications because Nihalani's office was closed. 

She said she didn't think the doctor was doing anything wrong.

"He's trying to help people but he has other people underneath him that aren't doing what they are supposed to," she said.


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She said the office needs to reopen.

"There's people here they need to get their prescriptions and stuff like that. Because if you are on a drug, you can't stop taking it or you're going to get sick," she said.