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Montana Man Sentenced For Health Care Fraud

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Dakota

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Colstrip, Montana, man convicted of Health Care Fraud was sentenced on October 16, 2014, by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Dean L. Hodges, age 59, was sentenced to 2 years of probation, ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund, and restitution in the amount of $686.
Hodges was indicted for Theft in Connection with Health Care, Health Care Fraud, False Statements Relating to Health Care Matters, and Acquiring Controlled Substances by Fraud by a federal grand jury on February 19, 2014.  He pled guilty to Health Care Fraud on June 30, 2014.

The conviction stems from Hodges, while employed by the Indian Health Services as the Chief Pharmacist for the Kyle Health Center, taking Hydrocodone and Codeine for his own use between January and October 2013.
This case was investigated by the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Inspector General.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Kathryn N. Rich prosecuted the case.

Updated June 22, 2015