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Fake Doctor Sentenced to Over Five years in Prison—12/02/11

Matthew Paul Brown, who posed as a fake doctor for two years in Atlanta, Georgia, was sentenced to five years and ten months in prison. He was charged for health care fraud and wrongful disclosure of patients’ health information. United States Attorney Sally Quillian Yates said, “[u]nlike most fraud cases, which endanger the bank accounts and financial soundness of victims, this defendant’s fraud scheme also placed his victims’ health at risk. While posing as a doctor, he treated over 1,100 patients. His crime defrauded those individual victims of the care they deserved, and defrauded Medicare, Medicaid and private health insurance companies of funds intended and needed for legitimate health care.”

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