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Schuette Announces Felony Charges in Southeast Michigan Unlicensed Doctor Scam

LANSING - Michigan Attorney General, Bill Schuette, today announced felony charges against two Southeast Michigan men alleged to have been involved in a health care fraud scheme. Schuette has charged Golden Higgwe, 62, of Dearborn Heights, with 20 felony charges related to the scheme, and physician, Dr. Timothy Whiteus, 60, of Oak Park, with 19 felony charges. Charges allege Dr. Whiteus employed Higgwe to see patients and perform podiatric services at his Oak Park clinic despite Higgwe's excluded status and revoked license. Higgwe allegedly practiced podiatric medicine while sometimes presenting himself to patients as Dr. Whiteus. Government and private insurance were billed for this work as if Dr. Whiteus performed it.


Action Details

  • Date:July 15, 2014
  • Agency:Michigan Attorney General
  • Enforcement Types:
    • State Enforcement Agencies