W.Va. Clinic Owner Pleads Guilty To Medicare Fraud

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Charleston, W.Va. (AP) -- The owner of a medical clinic in southern West Virginia has pleaded guilty to fraudulently obtaining $289,000 from Medicare.

Cameron J. Justice of Crum also pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to conspiracy to misuse a federal registration number to distribute controlled substances.

The charges stem from an investigation of the Justice Medical Center Complex in Kermit.

Federal prosecutors say justice and employees of the clinic used another person's Medicare provider number to distribute hydrocodone and other controlled substances.

Justice also allowed the clinic to bill for services performed by physicians that the physicians didn't perform.

Justice faces up to 14 years in prison.

Sentencing is set for June 9.

(Copyright 2010 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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