Houston doctor faces up to 80 years in prison for fraud - Newschannel 6 Now | Wichita Falls, TX

Houston doctor faces up to 80 years in prison for fraud

Source RNN Source RNN

HOUSTON (AP) - Prosecutors say a Houston physician faces up to 80 years in prison for his role in a more than $12 million health care fraud case linked to unnecessary medical tests.

Dr. Faiz Ahmed was convicted Wednesday in Houston on eight conspiracy and health care fraud-related counts for falsely billing Medicare and Medicaid. Authorities say the 64-year-old physician conspired with eight other people who earlier pleaded guilty and await sentencing.

Prosecutors say Ahmed agreed to the testing and allowed his physician number to be used for billing Medicare. The investigation involved clinics in Houston and Conroe where marketers received bribes to deliver patients, then split the money with patients who had the unnecessary tests.

Investigators say Ahmed approved the examinations even though he wasn't the regular physician for the patients.

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • News HeadlinesNewsMore>>

  • Ex-Trump campaign aide agrees to guilty plea in Russia probe

    Ex-Trump campaign aide agrees to guilty plea in Russia probe

    Friday, February 23 2018 12:14 AM EST2018-02-23 05:14:34 GMT
    Friday, February 23 2018 1:25 PM EST2018-02-23 18:25:57 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File). FILE - in this Feb. 14, 2018, file photo, Rick Gates departs Federal District Court in Washington. In a dramatic escalation of pressure and stakes, special counsel Robert Mueller filed additional criminal charges Thursday...(AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File). FILE - in this Feb. 14, 2018, file photo, Rick Gates departs Federal District Court in Washington. In a dramatic escalation of pressure and stakes, special counsel Robert Mueller filed additional criminal charges Thursday...

    Special counsel Robert Mueller has filed additional criminal charges against President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman and his business associate.

    Special counsel Robert Mueller has filed additional criminal charges against President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman and his business associate.

  • #ArmMeWith: Teachers tell Trump what they really need instead of guns

    #ArmMeWith: Teachers tell Trump what they really need instead of guns

    Friday, February 23 2018 1:25 PM EST2018-02-23 18:25:23 GMT
    Friday, February 23 2018 1:25 PM EST2018-02-23 18:25:23 GMT
    Teachers respond to President Trump with #ArmMeWith hashtag. (Source: Raycom Media)Teachers respond to President Trump with #ArmMeWith hashtag. (Source: Raycom Media)

    Teachers respond to President Trump with #ArmMeWith hashtag.

    Teachers respond to President Trump with #ArmMeWith hashtag.

  • Uber puts self-driving cars on the road

    Uber puts self-driving cars on the road

    Friday, February 23 2018 12:26 PM EST2018-02-23 17:26:40 GMT
    Friday, February 23 2018 12:33 PM EST2018-02-23 17:33:20 GMT

    AAA says 63 percent of Americans are too afraid to ride in a fully self-driving vehicle. 

    AAA says 63 percent of Americans are too afraid to ride in a fully self-driving vehicle. 

Powered by Frankly