Wednesday, Volusia County chiropractor, Joseph Wagner, was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison and $2 million in restitution as a result of years of healthcare fraud. Wagner, in addition to billing insurance companies and Medicare for services never rendered, illegally prescribed controlled substances under another doctor’s name. Patients who were without insurance paid Wagner $100 cash each month for these prescriptions.
According to the Orlando Sentinel article on Wagner’s sentencing:
Senior U.S. District Judge G. Kendall Sharp said Wagner relegated the trust he had as a chiropractor, and now taxpayers will have to pay the price for his fraud.
The full article is available here.