In the Central District of California, on March 6, 2013, a federal jury convicted an Orange County doctor Dr. Augustus Ohemeng, 62, of six counts health care fraud following a five-day trial. (CR No. 12-00415-CAS)
The conduct alleged to have taken place occurred from February 2005 to September 2009. The Indictment was not filed until May 2012. It has obviously taken years to get these cases charged and taken to trial.
The codefendants in this case, which included another physician George Tarryk, all plead guilty. This case, like many others, involved marketers paying patients for visits and allegedly unnecessary wheelchairs and nutritional supplements being ordered for the patients. Judge Snyder allowed Dr. Ohemeng to remain on bond pending sentencing.