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Ashland Cardiologist Sentenced to 60 Months for Health Care Fraud and False Statements

COVINGTON, Ky. - Late yesterday, Ashland cardiologist Dr. Richard E. Paulus was sentenced, by U.S. District Court Judge David L. Bunning, to serve 60 months in federal prison for health care fraud and false statements. In October 2016, a federal jury convicted Paulus, 71, of one count of health care fraud and ten counts of making false statements relating to health care matters, after hearing evidence that Paulus defrauded Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurers, by implanting medically unnecessary stents in his patients and falsifying the degree of stenosis in their medical records. After the trial, the district court granted Paulus's motion for an acquittal. The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals later reversed that decision, on June 25, 2018, and reinstated Dr. Paulus's conviction, resulting in his formal sentencing.


Action Details

  • Date:May 3, 2019
  • Agency:U.S. Attorney
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Criminal and Civil Actions