Michigan Man Charged with Health Care Fraud in NY

March 19, 2012

According to a Department of Justice press release, on Thursday March 15, 2012, a man residing in Dearborn Heights, Michigan was charged by Criminal Complaint with health care fraud. 51-year-old Fitzgerald Anthony Hudson was arrested, and could face a maximum penalty of 10 years imprisonment and a fine of $250,000. Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron J. Mango is handling the case, and has alleged that in October 2007, the defendant obtained a New York State medical license by listing false information on his application by stating that he graduated from York University-Facility of Science, North York, Ontario, Canada. It is further alleged that he does not hold such a degree and, in fact, had been dismissed from the Warren Hospital Family Practice residency program in July of 2003.

The complaint also states that the defendant provided medical care to patients in the Western District of New York at Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville, N.Y. and Nicholas H. Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville, N.Y. from August of 2008 to August of 2010. It is alleged that he was improperly reimbursed approximately $200,000 under the Medicare Part-B and Part-D programs.

Mr. Hudson's initial appearance on the charge has been scheduled for March 29, 2012 at 3 p.m. before United States Magistrate Judge H. Kenneth Schroeder, Jr. This arrest was the culmination of an investigation on the part of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

For more information on healthcare licensing and/or fraud and abuse investigations, please contact Robert S. Iwrey, Esq. at (248) 996-8510 or (212) 734-0128.