Missouri Podiatrist Sentenced for Medicare Fraud
ST. LOUIS - An eastern Missouri podiatrist has been sentenced to eight months in prison for making false statements to the Medicare program. Dr. John Dailey of St. Louis County must also pay restitution to Medicare. He practiced medicine in Washington, Mo. The 55-year-old podiatrist pleaded guilty to federal charges in September and was sentenced Monday.
Court records show that in 2008 and 2009, Dailey falsely claimed to Medicare that he examined and treated three patients in his office. The U.S. Attorney's office in St. Louis says Dailey was on vacation in Las Vegas and Honolulu at the time.