Former Houston Doctor Pleads Guilty To Fraud

HOUSTON (April 2, 2013)—Former doctor Donald Gibson II, 56, of Richmond faces as much as 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges stemming from a more than $19 million health care scam linked to unneeded testing and physical therapy.

Gibson will be sentenced in July, federal prosecutors said.

Gibson pleaded guilty Monday to conspiracy to commit health care fraud.

A co-defendant, Sunday Joseph Edem, pleaded guilty in February and also awaits sentencing.

Investigators say Gibson submitted more than $19.4 million in claims to Medicare and Texas Medicaid Programs from 2007 until early 2012 and received approximately $8.5 million for the reported work.

Authorities say Edem operated medical clinics under the names of other individuals in the scheme with Gibson and the pair split the proceeds.

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