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Local podiatrist pleads guilty to Medicare fraud charges

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 21, 2012

St. Louis, MO - Dr. John M. Dailey pled guilty to three counts of making false statements to the Medicare program about services he did not actually provide to three patients. Dr. Dailey practiced podiatry at an office in Washington, Missouri.

According to court documents, during 2008-09, Dr. Dailey requested money from the Medicare program for office visits that he did not actually provide, as he was on vacation and outside of the State of Missouri on the dates of the services, including trips to Las Vegas, Nevada and Hawaii. In his plea agreement, Dr. Dailey admitted that he held and abused a position of trust as a Medicare provider and licensed podiatrist when committing these crimes.

DR. JOHN M. DAILEY, of West St. Louis County, Missouri, pled guilty to three felony counts of making false statements to Medicare before United States District Judge Henry Autrey. Sentencing has been set for January 7, 2013.

Each count carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and/or fines up to $250,000. In determining the actual sentences, a Judge is required to consider the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, which provide recommended sentencing ranges.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Office of Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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