Jacksonville Physician Indicted for Health Care Fraud
Jacksonville, FL - United States Attorney Robert E. O’Neill announces that Dr. Charles V. Wilson (60) was indicted on October 26, 2011 on ten counts of defrauding the Medicare and Medicaid health care programs. Wilson was also indicted on ten counts of illegally importing and distributing misbranded prescription drugs. Wilson faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison on each of the health care fraud counts. He faces 3 years in federal prison on each of the misbranded prescription counts.
According to the indictment, between August 2008 and November 2010, Wilson illegally imported into the United States foreign, non Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved prescription drugs, which he administered to his Medicare and Medicaid patients. Wilson then billed Medicare and Medicaid as if he had administered the legitimate, FDA approved medications.
The case was investigated by Health and Human Services - Office of Inspector General and the Food and Drug Administration. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Russell C. Stoddard.
An indictment is merely a formal charge that a defendant has committed a violation of the federal criminal laws, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless, and until, proven guilty.