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Former Newton, Iowa Doctor Pleads Guilty of Health Care Fraud and Illegal Distribution of Controlled Substance

DES MOINES, IA - The United States Attorney for the Southern District of Iowa, Nicholas A. Klinefeldt, announces that Lafayette James Twyner, Jr., age 64, a former doctor in Newton, Iowa, pleaded guilty in United States District Court on February 21, 2014, to one count of health care fraud and one count of illegal distribution of a schedule III controlled substance resulting in death, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. If approved by the district court at sentencing, the plea agreement calls for Twyner to serve a total of 8 years of incarceration, which will include 5 years in prison and 3 years of home and/or community confinement.


Action Details

  • Date:February 21, 2014
  • Agency:U.S. Attorney
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Criminal and Civil Actions