Illinois Doctor Gets 30-Day Sentence in Fraud CaseBENTON, Ill. (AP) - A southern Illinois physician has been ordered to spend three years on probation - including 30 days in federal prison - in a Medicare fraud case.
Sixty-one-year-old Dr. Mahmoud Yassin of Robinson also was fined $10,000 and ordered to pay more than $19,000 in restitution during sentencing last week in federal court in Benton.
That's where he pleaded guilty in February to charges of obstructing a criminal health care fraud investigator.
Authorities say an FBI agent was investigating Yassin's medical records in March 2012 when Yassin gave the agent a patient progress note that he'd altered to show a bogus in-office examination. The exam was claimed to an insurance carrier.
Yassin has paid more than $87,000 in damages in a federal settlement involving false Medicare claims.
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