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Medina chiropractor sentenced to 30 months in health-care fraud case
John Heary also is ordered to repay $812,000
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE


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M.L. Schultze
 
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A federal judge has sentenced a Medina chiropractor to 2 ½ years in prison for overbilling billing Medicare and insurance companies some $1.8 million

Thirty-nine-year-old John Heary had pleaded guilty to seven counts of health-care fraud. The U.S. attorney’s office maintains says he phonied up diagnoses and provided expensive medical equipment patients didn’t need. He’s also been convicted of over-billing for physical therapy.

But his wife and other supporters contended in presentencing letters to the court that he is a great family man and member of the community, who got confused by a billing system.

Heary did business as HealthSource of Medina and Medina Health and Wellness Center until October 2009. His sentence also includes an order for more than $800,000 in restitution.

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