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Mechanicsburg Doctor And Owner Of Two Medical Facilities Sentenced To 15 Months Imprisonment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 20, 2014

     The United States Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that today, Chief United States District Court Judge Christopher Conner sentenced a Mechanicsburg doctor, Timothy Clark, age 47 to 15 months imprisonment for health care fraud and pension fraud.

     Clark was also ordered to pay restitution of $130,535.05 and forfeiture of $105,518.46.

     According to United States Attorney Peter Smith, on April 22, 2013, Clark pleaded guilty to two indictments.  In June 2012, Clark was indicted on charges that from July 2010 through December 2011, as the owner of Central Pennsylvania Pulmonary Associates (“CPPA”) and Sleep Disorder Centers of Central Pennsylvania, Clark withheld employee 401(k) contributions and failed to deposit the withheld funds into their 401(k) plan.  Clark’s employees lost approximately $25,000.

     In July 2012, Clark was indicted on charges that from December 2007 through September 2008, Clark who provided critical care services to patients of Holy Spirit Hospital, intentionally inflated the amount of time the health care providers he employed spent with each patient, thereby fraudulently inflating the claims he submitted to Medicare, Highmark, Inc. and Capital Blue Cross.

     The case involving the health care fraud and money laundering was investigated by the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General Insurance Fraud Section; the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General, the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigations.

     The case involving the employee plan embezzlement was investigated by the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Inspector General and the U.S. Department of Labor Employee Benefits Security Administration.

     Both cases were prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Joseph J. Terz. 

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