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

30June 2020

PROVIDENCE– A chiropractor admitted Monday to providing phony treatment records to assist pull off a health-care scams plan and to failing to report some $67,000 in earnings 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 income tax return for stopping working to report around $67,000 in income 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 admitted to offering lawyers with incorrect treatment claims, counterfeit medical notes, and other documents to strengthen nonexistent accident claims in order to assist them protect insurance payments.

According to court files, an individual assisting the FBI visited Kramer's office 15 times for treatment under the pretext of having been in an automobile accident. In most circumstances, authorities state, little or no treatment was provided and few if any medical notes were taken. The individual was never provided a medical diagnosis or treatment plan.

The individual was emailed a plan asking for a financial settlement in connection with a supposed injury claim to Progressive Insurance. The request consisted of, to name a few things, compensation for chiropractic services.

Previous Providence Police Department tapes clerk Rosemary Garcia and her partner, Miguel, admitted in state court in October to unlawfully scheming to provide crash reports to Kramer.

The Garcias, of 10 Community Drive, Cranston, received deferred two-year sentences after pleading no contest to conspiring to funnel crash reports to Kramer over 6 months in 2017.

Rosemary Garcia likewise admitted to accessing the Providence authorities computers for deceptive purposes and received a concurrent deferred two-year sentence.

In exchange for their pleas before Superior Court Judge Joseph A. Montalbano, district attorney Jeffrey Morin consented to dismiss one count each of conspiracy and wrongful conversion versus Rosemary Garcia along with one count each of conspiracy and getting taken goods versus Miguel Garcia.

Rosemary Garcia was fired from the Providence cops in December 2017 following her arrest the previous June. Private investigators charged Miguel Garcia weeks later after his other half acknowledged that he had actually helped coordinate the shipment of the reports to Kramer.

According to Morin, the cops began investigating Rosemary Garcia after receiving a tip that she was delivering crash reports to a chiropractic doctor. They enjoyed her print out reports at her work station and then bring them to the chiropractic practitioner's workplace.

kmulvane@providencejournal.com!.?.!(401)277-7417 On Twitter: @kmulvane Source: providencejournal.com

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