Physician sentenced to 60 months for fraud

Jonathan Agbebiyi, 63, of Sterling Heights, was sentenced Nov. 5 for his role in a $5.4 million Medicare fraud scheme.

Agbebiyi was sentenced by United States District Judge Arthur J. Tarnow to 60 months in prison, followed by two years supervised release, and ordered to pay $2,982,029.19 in restitution.

''This doctor exposed patients to electrical currents for neurological testing solely to generate money for himself at the expense of the Medicare program," said United States Attorney Barbara L. McQuade.

Agbebiyi was convicted in May of one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud, and six counts of health care fraud. Agbebiyi was a staff physician at three clinics which operated in Livonia between 2007 and 2010: Blessed Medical Clinic, Alpha and Omega Medical Clinic, and Manuel Medical Clinic.

According to the evidence at trial, Jonathan Agbebiyi, an obstetrician/gynecologist, joined a conspiracy to bill Medicare for medically unnecessary neurological tests.

Published: Mon, Nov 12, 2012

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