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Houston Doctor Indicted for Her Alleged Role in $158 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

A Houston doctor has been arrested on charges related to her alleged participation in a $158 million Medicare fraud scheme involving false claims for mental health treatment. Sharon Iglehart, 56, of Houston, was charged in an indictment, filed in the Southern District of Texas and unsealed today, with one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and four counts of health care fraud. If convicted, Iglehart faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison on each count. Iglehart was arrested on Dec. 16, 2013, and made her initial appearance in federal court in Houston today.


Action Details

  • Date:December 17, 2013
  • Agency:U.S. Department of Justice
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Criminal and Civil Actions