Cleveland doctor facing fraud charges

Cleveland doctor facing fraud charges

CHATTANOOGA (AP) - A Cleveland doctor is facing fraud charges after federal prosecutors accused him of getting $7.5 million in Medicare reimbursements for more than 17,000 Botox injections he allegedly never gave.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports that 44-year-old Raymond Sean Brown has been indicted on charges of money laundering and mail, wire and health care fraud.

Brown is charged with billing Medicare for 17,766 Botox injections, but that he purchased only 254 vials of non-FDA approved Botox during the time of the bills. Sending bills electronically and receiving checks in the mail are elements of the fraud counts.

Nearly $6.8 million has been seized from Brown's personal bank accounts.

Brown's attorney, Chattanooga-based Jerry Summers, said Friday that Brown is not guilty. Summers said Brown has received hundreds of support letters.

 

Information from: Chattanooga Times Free Press, http://www.timesfreepress.com

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