Lansing Area Doctor Sentenced To Prison for Accepting Kickbacks for Medical Referrals and Not Reporting Cash Income from Signing Medical Marijuana Certifications
GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN - United States District Judge Robert Holmes Bell sentenced Dr. Shannon Wiggins, 45, of Okemos, Michigan to two years of imprisonment on charges of receipt of health care kickback payments and falsifying an income tax return, U.S. Attorney Patrick A. Miles, Jr. announced today. The convictions arise from an Indictment which charged that between January 2004 and April 2011 Dr. Wiggins conspired with her husband, Mohamad Abduljaber, to receive kickbacks for referring patients for electrodiagnostic testing. Dr. Wiggins also admitted signing a false tax return which did not accurately disclose cash income that she earned from signing medical marijuana certifications. Abduljaber has entered guilty pleas to the same charges and awaits sentencing on October 2.
- Date:August 22, 2014
- Agency:U.S. Attorney
- Criminal and Civil Actions