Richard “Nate” Schott, the ex-Murfreesboro dentist who grifted nearly $1 million from insurance companies, is headed to prison for 33 months.
U.S. District Court Judge Waverly Crenshaw handed down the sentence Friday morning before a courtroom crowd of about 30 people. Crenshaw also ordered Schott to receive drug treatment and mental help. Letters from Schott’s supporters detailed an abusive childhood and an addition to opioids.
Schott, who pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit health care fraud, asked the judge for 18 months maximum behind bars, but prosecutors wanted four years.