Saturday, June 21, 2008

"...he will forfeit $850,000 in proceeds from the crimes....

Bowling Green Doctor Pleads Guilty To Health Care Fraud
Friday, 20 June 2008

A Bowling Green doctor has pled guilty to charges of health care fraud according to U.S. Attorney David L. Huber.

58 year old Verlon Lane Pierce has admitted to having defrauded health care benefit programs, including Medicaid by unlawfully billing those programs, for pharmaceutical drug samples provided to patients. He also admits he unlawfully purchased, sold and traded prescription drug samples. As part of a plea agreement, he will forfeit $850,000 in proceeds from the crimes.

Maximum potential penalties are 20 years in prison, a $500,000 fine and 3 years supervised release.

Verlon Pierce will be sentenced September 11 at 9 am in Bowling Green by Judge Thomas B. Russell.

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