DALLAS — Dr. Nicolas Alfonso Padron, 54, of Garland, Texas, was sentenced this morning by U.S. District Judge David C. Godbey to 57 months in federal prison and ordered to pay $9,484,111 in restitution to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Dr. Padron pleaded guilty in September 2013 to one count of count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud stemming from his role as medical director of a physician house-call company, A Medical House Calls (A Medical). Dr. Padron has been in custody since his arrest in June 2012. The announcement was made today by U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas.
Two co-defendants in the case, Lawrence Dale St. John, 67, and his son, Jeffrey Dale St. John, 42, both of Grand Prairie, Texas, were each convicted at trial in October 2013 on one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and 13 counts of health care fraud related to their operation of A Medical, which they owned and operated. Each count carries a maximum statutory sentence of 10 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine. Restitution could also be ordered. Both are in custody and sentencing hearings are scheduled for March 31, 2014.