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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 17, 2018

Physician Sentenced of Conspiracy to Pay and Receive Illegal Kickbacks

JOBIE CREAR, M.D., (CREAR), age 67, of New Orleans, Louisiana, was sentenced in federal court today before U.S. District Judge Sarah S. Vance, announced U. S. Attorney Duane A. Evans.

U.S. District Judge Sarah S. Vance sentenced CREAR to eight (8) months imprisonment, followed by ten (10) months of home confinement, three (3) years of supervised release, and restitution in the amount of $810,556.00 to be paid to Medicare. 

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.

On April 7, 2017, CREAR plead guilty to conspiracy to pay and receive illegal kickbacks in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 371.

The investigation was conducted by Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  The case is being prosecuted by Criminal Division Chief Patrice Harris Sullivan.

Updated May 17, 2018