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Iowa Doctor Bills Government for Fake HIV Treatments

by Andrew Barr on January 7, 2011

Dr. Robert David, an internist from Fairfield, Iowa, had his medical license relinquished after he pleaded guilty to defrauding Medicaid $4.7 million in 2004. David allowed a Miami HIV/AIDS clinic to use his Medicaid provider number in order to bill Medicaid for expensive infusions and injections that never occurred. David wasn’t even present when these treatments were supposedly being rendered by him. David has been ordered to pay $100,000 in restitution and was sentenced to 4 years probation. In December 2010, The Iowa Board of Medicine accepted Robert David’s surrendered medical license as a way to resolve all remaining state disputes.

And just where did the defrauded money go?

During the course of the investigation, the Attorney General’s Medicaid investigators seized over $1.6 million in illegally purchased assets, including a 40-foot motor vessel, an ocean-view condominium, a Cadillac Escalade and funds in a money market account.

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