Former Michigan lawmaker gets three years’ probation for health care fraud 

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. (WZZM) – A former state lawmaker who pleaded guilty to health care fraud “considered himself beyond all reproach as a physician,’’ federal prosecutors said in asking that he be sentenced like any other person convicted of “serious health care fraud.”

Dr. Paul Nathan DeWeese, who ran pain clinics across Michigan, pleaded guilty in May to health care fraud for injections given by nurse practitioners in Grand Rapids and Flint.

A federal judge on Monday placed DeWeese on probation for three years and ordered that he pay a $5,000 fine.The former Republican lawmaker from Holt faced up to five years in prison for making false statements relating to health care matters.

Source: Former state lawmaker gets three years’ probation for health care fraud | WZZM13.com

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