Newton Doctor Sentenced to Six Months for Health Care Fraud
|U.S. Attorney’s Office November 01, 2010|
DES MOINES, IA—On October 28, 2010, Angel Serafin Martin, age 62, of Newton, Iowa, came before the Honorable United States District Court Judge James E. Gritzner and was sentenced to six months of imprisonment on 31 counts of health care fraud for which he was convicted in January 2010, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. Martin was also ordered to pay over $5,000 in restitution, $12,500 in fines, and $3,100 in special assessments to the Crime Victim Fund. Martin was also ordered to two years of supervised release after his release from prison.
The evidence at trial indicated that from at least 2005, to 2007, Martin up-coded claims submitted to private health insurers, as well as Medicare and Medicaid, to receive more money then he was entitled for the claims.
This case was prosecuted in the United States Attorney’s office for the Southern District of Iowa, and was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General.