11 November 2012

Nigerian Doctor Jailed in U.S.

A 63-year-old Nigerian physician, Jonathan Agbebiyi, of Sterling Heights, Michigan, has been sentenced to 60 months imprisonment for his role in a $5.4 million medicare fraud scheme.

This was contained in a statement issued by the United States Attorney Barbara L. McQuade,.

According to the statement, a copy which was made available to LEADERSHIP SUNDAY, 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.

In May, 2012, Agbebiyi, 63 was convicted of one count of conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud and six counts of healthcare fraud.

Agbebiyi was a staff physician at three clinics which operated in Livonia, Michigan, between 2007 and 2010: Blessed Medical Clinic, Alpha and Omega Medical Clinic, and Manuel Medical Clinic.

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