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Physician Sentenced for Medicare Fraud

FARGO - U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that John C. Chen, 50, Seattle, Washington, was sentenced on June 30, 2014, before U.S. District Judge Ralph R. Erickson to one year of probation for unlawful possession of an identification feature. Chen, a physician, was also ordered to pay restitution of $56,642.52 to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which he satisfied as part of $150,000.00 settlement of a parallel civil proceedings in the Western District of Washington alleging violations under the False Claims Act. Chen was ordered to pay a $25 special assessment to the Crime Victims Fund in addition to his sentence.


Action Details

  • Date:June 30, 2014
  • Agency:U.S. Attorney
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Criminal and Civil Actions