WJBD Radio

Images

Now Playing

Local News

WJBD - Local News - Illinois Doctor Gets 30-Day Sentence in Fraud Case

Illinois Doctor Gets 30-Day Sentence in Fraud Case

BENTON, Ill. (AP) - A southern Illinois physician has been ordered to spend three years on probation - including 30 days in federal prison - in a Medicare fraud case.

Sixty-one-year-old Dr. Mahmoud Yassin of Robinson also was fined $10,000 and ordered to pay more than $19,000 in restitution during sentencing last week in federal court in Benton. 

That's where he pleaded guilty in February to charges of obstructing a criminal health care fraud investigator.

Authorities say an FBI agent was investigating Yassin's medical records in March 2012 when Yassin gave the agent a patient progress note that he'd altered to show a bogus in-office examination. The exam was claimed to an insurance carrier.

Yassin has paid more than $87,000 in damages in a federal settlement involving false Medicare claims.

See other LocalNews news:

Mt. Vernon Police Arrest Three During Drug Bust on Mt. Vernon Home
Marion County Sheriff's Department Investigate Two Burglary-Theft Cases
Salem Woman Arrested on Drug and Traffic Charges
Police Beat for Saturday, May 28th, 2016
Salem Police Report Two Tobacco Retailers Sold Tobacco to Minors in Latest Check




This Site logo