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September 23, 2022

Michigan Podiatrist Convicted in $1.8 Million Healthcare Fraud Scheme

On September 16, DOJ announced that a federal jury had convicted Dr. Kenneth Mitchell, a Michigan podiatrist, for a $1.8 million fraud scheme.  After being excluded from Medicare in 2015, Dr. Mitchell convinced his partner to set up a new clinic, enroll in Medicare, and allow Dr. Mitchell to bill under his partner’s name. When the scheme was discovered, investigators suspended payments to the practice. To undermine the investigation and obtain the suspended Medicare funds, Dr. Mitchell falsified medical records and submitted false information to Medicare under his partner’s name. Sentencing is currently scheduled for January 26, 2023. Dr. Mitchell faces a maximum of 52 years in prison.

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