Ex-Hospital Admin Gets 45 Years For $158M Medicare Fraud

By Dani Kass (June 10, 2015, 2:30 PM EDT) -- A former Houston hospital president was sentenced on Tuesday to 45 years in prison after being found guilty of facilitating a $158 million Medicare fraud and kickback scheme.

A $158 million Medicare fraud scheme involving Houston's Riverside General Hospital has landed administrators prison sentences of up to 45 years. (Credit: AP) Former Riverside General Hospital President Earnest Gibson III, 70, was found guilty in Texas federal court of charges relating to health care fraud and paying and receiving kickbacks after making false claims to Medicare regarding outpatient psychiatric services.

Also sentenced were his son, Earnest Gibson IV, 37, who operated a...

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