5th Circuit Upholds Health Care Fraud Verdict, Vacates Sentence

(April 22, 2016, 7:52 AM EDT) -- NEW ORLEANS — A Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on April 14 affirmed a physician’s conviction for one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud, seven counts of health care fraud and seven counts of aggravated identity theft, finding that the evidence presented at trial supported the verdict, but vacated the sentence and restitution amount, holding that the judge erred by not crediting the defendant’s hospitals for the fair market value of the care rendered to patients (United States of America v. Tariq...
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