DALLAS — Two Grand Prairie, Texas, men, convicted at trial in October 2013 on conspiracy and health care fraud charges related to their operation of A Medical House Calls, a physician house-call company in North Texas, were sentenced this morning by U.S. District Judge David C. Godbey, announced U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas.
Lawrence Dale St. John, 67, was sentenced to serve a total of 262 months in federal prison, and his son, Jeffrey Dale St. John, 42, was sentenced to serve a total of 135 months in federal prison. Both St. John’s were ordered to pay restitution to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
Each defendant was convicted at trial on one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and 13 substantive counts of health care fraud. Co-defendant Dr. Nicolas Alfonso Padron, 54, of Garland, Texas, pleaded guilty in September 2013 to one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud. Dr. Padron, who joined A Medical as its medical director in December 2009, testified, as did a number of nurse practitioners, physician assistants and company staff, services billed were never performed. Earlier this month, Judge Godbey sentenced Dr. Padron to 57 months in federal prison and ordered that he also pay restitution to CMS.