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Physician pleads guilty in Medicare investigation

Feds: New Orleans doctor pleads guilty in Medicare fraud scheme (source: Flickr) Feds: New Orleans doctor pleads guilty in Medicare fraud scheme (source: Flickr)
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

Acting U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that a New Orleans doctor, Jobie Crear, pled guilty today to one count of conspiracy to pay and receive illegal kickbacks.
 
On December 12, 2016, Crear, who operated Comprehensive Nursing and Home Health Service, Inc. (Comprehensive), was charged in a Bill of Information for illegally paying recruiters to bring Medicare beneficiaries to Comprehensive causing a loss to Medicare in the amount of $810,556.

Crear, who is 70 years-old, faces a maximum term of imprisonment of five years, a $250,000 fine, and three years of supervised release following imprisonment. U.S. District Judge Sarah S. Vance set sentencing for July 12, 2017.

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