The Supreme Court agreed Nov. 10 to hear the appeal of a Texas man convicted of health care fraud who argues that he was unjustly separately convicted under a federal aggravated identity theft law because a form he filed contained a patient’s name.
The granting of the single petition on Nov. 10 was unexpected. The court previously announced it would issue new orders on Nov. 14.
The case is Dubin v. United States, court file 22-10. The court provided no explanation why it granted the petition for review. Only four of the nine justices need to vote to hear a case in order for it to proceed to a hearing.
The petitioner, David Dubin, worked as a managing partner for PARTS, a psychology practice in Texas created by his father, William Dubin, a licensed psychologist.
Both men were convicted in a federal district court in a scheme to defraud Texas’s Medicaid program. A divided U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit narrowly affirmed the convictions in March.