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Former Watertower Physician Indicted in Alleged
One defendant, Dr.
Madison, 59, of
The charges were announced today by
According to the indictment, between
Madison allegedly caused Watertower to submit bills totaling more than
As part of the fraud scheme, Madison allegedly instructed that all MUA patients' be billed from the same template even when he knew that not all of the procedures listed in the template had actually been performed.
In the spring of 2007, the
The aggravated identity theft counts allege that Madison illegally used patients' personal identifying information in relation to acts of health care fraud.
The indictment seeks forfeiture of more than
The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney
Each count of health care fraud carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a
An indictment contains merely charges and is not evidence of guilt. The defendants are presumed innocent and are entitled to a fair trial at which the government has the burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
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