Detroit Doc Convicted In $7M Medicare Fraud Scheme

Law360, New York (May 14, 2012, 4:14 PM EDT) -- Jurors on Friday convicted a Detroit-area doctor of health care fraud in connection with a $6.7 million scam in which Medicare beneficiaries were plied with fast food and controlled substances in exchange for undergoing unnecessary neurological exams that were billed to the federal government.

Jonathan Agbebiyi, 62, was found guilty following the weeklong trial on six counts of health care fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud. Each count carries a possible 10-year prison sentence and a $250,000 fine.

Agbebiyi, an OB-GYN,...
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