A North Texas physician and two nurses have been convicted of health care fraud in what authorities say was a more than $12 million Medicare billing scam.
A federal jury in Dallas on Friday convicted 70-year-old Dr. Kelly Robinett and 47-year-old Kingsley Nwanguma of conspiracy to commit health care fraud. Both were also convicted of three counts of health care fraud.
Officials say 42-year-old Joy Ogwuegbu was convicted of four counts of health care fraud.
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Prosecutors say the scheme ran from 2007 through 2015. Robinett, Nwanguma and others defrauded Medicare through false claims through a home health agency and a physician house call company. Evidence showed medically unnecessary home health services were ordered and often not provided.
Sentencing was pending.