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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, April 10, 2017

Physician Pleads Guilty to One Count of Conspiracy to Pay and Receive Illegal Kickbacks

Acting U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that JOBIE CREAR, M.D., age 70, of New Orleans, pled guilty today to one count of conspiracy to pay and receive illegal kickbacks.

 

On December 12, 2016, CREAR, who operated Comprehensive Nursing and Home Health Service, Inc. (Comprehensive), was charged in a Bill of Information for illegally paying recruiters to bring Medicare beneficiaries to Comprehensive causing a loss to Medicare in the amount of $810,556.

CREAR faces a maximum term of imprisonment of five years, a $250,000 fine, and three years of supervised release following imprisonment. U.S. District Judge Sarah S. Vance set sentencing for July 12, 2017.

Acting U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in investigating this matter. Assistant U. S. Attorney Patrice Harris Sullivan is in charge of the prosecution.

Topic: 
Healthcare Fraud
Updated April 10, 2017