Paris, Texas Podiatrist Guilty of Health Care Fraud
|U.S. Attorney’s Office May 17, 2011|
PLANO, TX—A 52-year-old Paris, Texas podiatrist has pleaded guilty to federal health care fraud charges in the Eastern District of Texas announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.
William Goldman pleaded guilty to health care fraud today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Don Bush.
According to information presented in court, Goldman submitted false claims to Medicare and Medicaid from 2003 to 2008 from surgeries he never performed. Goldman was indicted by a federal grand jury on Apr. 15, 2010.
Goldman faces up to two years in federal prison. He also faces forfeiture of $350,000.00, along with his podiatry license. A sentencing date has not been set.
This case is being investigated by the FBI, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Office of the Inspector General (HHS-OIG), and the Texas Office of the Attorney General - Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (OAG-MFCU) and prosecuted by Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Howard Blackmon.