Arkansas physician pleads guilty to $12M fraud scheme 

Alexander, Ark.-based physician Joe David May, MD, has pleaded guilty to 102 months in prison for his role in a $12 million scheme to defraud Tricare, the Justice Department said April 13. 

Dr. May played a role in a fake prescription-drug assembly line. He rubber stamped 226 prescriptions, costing Tricare more than $4.63 million, for people he did not know nor treat. 

Dr. Davis was also ordered to pay more than $4.63 million in restitution. He was charged with 22 counts, including conspiracy, wire fraud, mail fraud, violating the anti-kickback statute, lying to the FBI, falsifying records and aggravated identity theft. 

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