Ex-Houston-Area Doctor Pleads Guilty to Fraud

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

A former Houston-area doctor has pleaded guilty in a more than $19 million health care scam linked to unneeded testing and physical therapy.

Federal prosecutors in Houston say 56-year-old Donald Gibson II of Richmond faces up to 10 years in prison when he's sentenced in July.

Gibson on Monday pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit health care fraud. A co-defendant, Sunday Joseph Edem, pleaded guilty in February and also awaits sentencing.

Investigators say Gibson from 2007 until early 2012 submitted more than $19.4 million in claims to Medicare and Texas Medicaid Programs. He 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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