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DOCTOR SENTENCED
(2007-10-23)
(wgvu) - A DETROIT FEDERAL JUDGE HAS SENTENCED A DOCTOR TO
16 YEARS IN PRISON AND HIS BILLER TO THREE YEARS FOR THEIR ROLE IN
A SCHEME TO BILK BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF MICHIGAN OF $775,000.
SIXTY-ONE-YEAR-OLD DR. ZACK BROWN AND 68-YEAR-OLD DAVELL
CULBERSON WERE CONVICTED IN MAY OF CONSPIRACY ON ACCUSATIONS OF
SUBMITTING 19,000 PHONY INSURANCE CLAIMS. THE COURT SAID THE MEN
SUBMITTED MORE THAN 80,000 FALSE CLAIMS TOTALING MORE THAN $2.5
MILLION.
U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE MARIANNE BATTANI YESTERDAY ORDERED BROWN AND
CULBERSON TO PAY $1.13 MILLION IN RESTITUTION TO THE INSURER AND
MEDICARE.
THE JUDGE SAID BROWN RECRUITED 140 PHONY PATIENTS, INCLUDING 12
WHO ALSO WERE CONVICTED OF FELONIES AND 30 WHO ENTERED INTO
PRETRIAL AGREEMENTS.
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