[BREAKING] HIV-infecting dentist accused of Medicaid fraud

IN THE NEWS: Former Oklahoma dentist Scott Harrington, accused of infecting patients with HIV, now accused of Medicaid fraud

Scott Harrington, the Tulsa dentist previously accused of infecting patients with HIV and hepatitis, has entered a guilty plea for federal money laundering charges.

  • Harrington forfeited his license in 2014.
  • He was accused of exposing patients to HIV hepatitis
  • Hearing in federal courthouse in Tulsa on Wednesday
  • Harrington entered a guilty plea for money laundering

Federal charges of money laundering were filed against a former Tulsa dentist previously accused of infecting patients with HIV and hepatitis.The attorney representing one of Harrington’s former patients said the latest federal charge comes as no surprise.

Scott Harrington is accused of Medicaid fraud that took reportedly place between January and June 2012.

Court documents said he over-billed Medicaid patients costing nearly $30,000 and he forfeited his license in 2014.

Harrington entered a guilty plea for money laundering on Wednesday.

Harrington reportedly charged for anesthesia services he did not provide.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office declined to state whether they believed Harrington continued to commit fraud after he was forced to stop practicing dentistry.

Harrington is facing 10 civil lawsuits after allegations surfaced against him.

The first of those civil lawsuits goes to trial in September.

Harrington’s attorney said, “He looks forward to resolving the matter and putting this chapter of his life behind him”

The U.S. Attorney’s Office said the Muskogee office will prosecute the case after the Tulsa office recused themselves. He plead guilty at a hearing on Wednesday.

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(Src: http://www.fox23.com/news/former-tulsa-dentist-faces-medicaid-fraud-charges/212325532)

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