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Dutchess County Orthopedic Surgeon Sentenced In White Plains Federal Court to 54 Months for Multimillion Dollar Health Care Fraud Scheme

Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that Dr. Spyros Panos, an orthopedic surgeon, was sentenced today in White Plains federal court before U.S. District Judge Nelson S. Roman to serve 54 months in prison for operating a long-running health care fraud scheme in which PANOS defrauded Medicare, the New York State Insurance Fund, and numerous private health insurance providers (the "Health Insurance Providers") out of over $2.5 million by systematically lying about the nature and scope of the surgical procedures that he performed. In addition, PANOS was ordered to forfeit $5 million. He was ordered to surrender to start serving his prison term in 30 days.


Action Details

  • Date:March 7, 2014
  • Agency:U.S. Attorney
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Criminal and Civil Actions