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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Carolina

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, November 30, 2017

Conway Chiropractors Indicted for Health Care Fraud Conspiracy

Columbia, South Carolina ---- United States Attorney Beth Drake stated today that John Andrew Pienkos II, age 46, of Little River, and Alexander Tomovski, age 49, of Murrells Inlet, both of whom practiced in Conway, were charged in a one-count Indictment by a Grand Jury in Florence for Conspiracy to Commit Health Care Fraud, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, § 1349.   

Ms. Drake stated the penalty faced by the Defendants for a violation of Title 18, United States Code, § 1349 is imprisonment for ten years, with a potential fine up to $250,000.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and United States Postal Service investigated the case.  Assistant United States Attorney Winston David Holliday, Jr., of the Columbia office is prosecuting the case.

The United States Attorney stated that all charges in the indictment are merely accusations and that all defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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Topic(s): 
Health Care Fraud
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Contact: 
Lance Crick (864) 282-2105
Updated November 30, 2017