Houston Pain Clinic Docs To Pay $38M For Billing Scheme

Law360, Dallas (June 3, 2013, 10:42 PM EDT) -- A Texas federal judge on Monday ordered two Houston-area doctors convicted of defrauding public and private insurers in a decadelong false billing scheme to pay $37.6 million in restitution, after the Fifth Circuit remanded the case on the restitution issue, the U.S. Department of Justice said.

U.S. District Judge David Hittner said Arun and Kiran Sharma, a married couple, both 58, are jointly liable for a personal money judgment for more than $37.6 million — the full amount insurers lost in the scheme — according to...
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