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Physician Pleads Guilty to One Count of Conspiracy to Pay and Receive Illegal Kickbacks

April 10, 2017

Acting U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that JOBIE CREAR, M.D., age 70, of New Orleans, pled guilty today to one count of conspiracy to pay and receive illegal kickbacks.

John Benson, CEO of Verisys believes that proper screening and verifications using robust and current data is the answer to what typically results in a “fraud first, pay and chase second” approach to fraud mitigation.

On December 12, 2016, CREAR, who operated Comprehensive Nursing and Home Health Service, Inc. (Comprehensive), was charged in a Bill of Information for illegally paying recruiters to bring Medicare beneficiaries to Comprehensive causing a loss to Medicare in the amount of $810,556.

CREAR faces a maximum term of imprisonment of five years, a $250,000 fine, and three years of supervised release following imprisonment. U.S. District Judge Sarah S. Vance set sentencing for July 12, 2017.

Acting U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in investigating this matter. Assistant U. S. Attorney Patrice Harris Sullivan is in charge of the prosecution.

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