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Alabama Doctor Sentenced to Prison in Fraud Case

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) -- An Alabama physician will spend a year and a day in federal prison after prosecutors say she bilked nearly $1 million from Medicare and BlueCross BlueShield of Alabama.

Authorities say the health care fraud case involved non-reimbursable cosmetic skin treatments.

The doctor, 55-year-old Diana McCutcheon of Killen, had been charged with health care fraud and wire fraud. Reports say that she was sentenced to the prison term on Monday.

U.S. District Judge Inge Johnson also ordered McCutcheon to pay restitution of $990,389 to BlueCross BlueShield and Medicare. She also must pay the same amount to the government.


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