Providence chiropractor admits to role in health-care fraud scheme – The Providence Journal

30June 2020

PROVIDENCE– A chiropractic doctor confessed Monday to providing fake treatment records to assist manage a health-care scams plan and to stopping working to report some $67,000 in income to the IRS.

Eugene Kramer, 51, owner of New England Spine and Disc Center on Broadway, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Court Judge William E. Smith to health-care fraud and filing false tax returns for failing to report approximately $67,000 in earnings from 2015 through 2017, according to U.S. Attorney Aaron Weisman's office.

In exchange for Kramer's plea, federal district attorneys concurred not to bring added fees of exacerbated identity theft or structuring bank payments to prevent signaling authorities to the scheme, according to his plea contract.

He deals with up 13 years in prison and $350,000 in fines at his sentencing Oct 2.

Kramer confessed to offering legal representatives with false treatment claims, fake medical notes, and other files to boost nonexistent injury claims in order to assist them secure insurance payments.

According to court files, a private assisting the FBI checked out Kramer's office 15 times for treatment under the pretext of having remained in a vehicle accident. In most circumstances, authorities state, little or no treatment was supplied and couple of if any medical notes were taken. The person was never given a diagnosis or treatment strategy.

The person was emailed a plan requesting a monetary settlement in connection with a purported injury claim to Progressive Insurance. The request included, to name a few things, compensation for chiropractic services.

Former Providence Police Department tape-records clerk Rosemary Garcia and her spouse, Miguel, confessed in state court in October to illegally scheming to supply crash reports to Kramer.

The Garcias, of 10 Community Drive, Cranston, got delayed two-year sentences after pleading no contest to conspiring to funnel crash reports to Kramer over six months in 2017.

Rosemary Garcia likewise admitted to accessing the Providence police computers for fraudulent functions and received a concurrent deferred two-year sentence.

In exchange for their pleas before Superior Court Judge Joseph A. Montalbano, prosecutor Jeffrey Morin agreed to dismiss one count each of conspiracy and wrongful conversion against Rosemary Garcia as well as one count each of conspiracy and getting taken products versus Miguel Garcia.

Rosemary Garcia was fired from the Providence cops in December 2017 following her arrest the previous June. Investigators charged Miguel Garcia weeks later after his partner acknowledged that he had assisted collaborate the delivery of the reports to Kramer.

According to Morin, the police began investigating Rosemary Garcia after getting a tip that she was providing crash reports to a chiropractic specialist. They viewed her print out reports at her work station and then bring them to the chiropractor's office.

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