Saturday, February 8, 2014

Fort Hood ex-doctor charged with fraud

Former Fort Hood doctor charged in $7.3M fraud case
Killeen Daily Herald
Herald staff and wire reports
February 7, 2014

EL PASO — An ex-Army doctor who worked at Fort Hood was indicted in a $7.3 million health care scam. The 65-count federal indictment announced Thursday in El Paso names Dr. Richard Craig Rooney of Medina, Wash., who worked at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso and Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center at Fort Hood.

His wife, Dr. Angie Unchi Song, and her father, Charlie Takhyun Song of Grapeview, Wash., were indicted, as was her company, Spondylos Consulting LLC. Also indicted were Julia Lynn Eller of Allure Spine LLC in Charlotte, N.C., and that company. The counts include conspiracy to commit wire fraud and money laundering. Eller allegedly provided cash so Rooney would use Allure Spine products.

According to court documents, Rooney was stationed at Fort Hood as an orthopedic surgeon from September 2002 to October 2005. Those documents reveal Darnall paid at least $769,020 to spinal implant company Altiva, at which Eller was vice president of operations from March 2005 to July 2005.
read more here

No comments:

Post a Comment

If it is not helpful, do not be hurtful. Spam removed so do not try putting up free ad.