2 Dallas Doctors Sentenced To Combined 23 Years In Prison For Massive Healthcare Fraud

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Two North Texas doctors were sentenced to a combined 23 years in federal prison for healthcare fraud Thursday, Dec. 2, federal officials said.

According to the office of US Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Chad E. Meacham, a federal jury found Dr. Mark E. Gibbs and Dr. Laila Hirjee guilty of conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud and other charges.

Gibbs and Hirjee helped a local hospice agency called Novus Health Services defraud Medicare by illegally admitting patients and submitting false claims for hospice services, among other things. Both doctors were the Medical Directors of Novus.

A nurse, Tammie Little, was also found guilty of committing fraud.

Novus CEO Bradley Harris plead guilty before the trial and testified against his former employees.

Source: 2 Dallas Doctors Sentenced To Combined 23 Years In Prison For Massive Healthcare Fraud / CBS DFW

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