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Tue Apr 16, 2019, 12:18 PM

Tennessee doctor who helped swindle the military out of $65Million can keep her medical license



The Tennessee government will allow a small-town doctor who wrote bogus prescriptions as part of a $65 million fraud conspiracy keep her medical license.

Dr. Susy Vergot has been ordered to attend medical ethics classes and her license will be put on professional probation for five years, but she can continue to practice medicine and write prescriptions, according to state records revealed on Monday.

The records say that Vergot insists she was unaware her prescriptions were being used for fraud.

Vergot, who once worked at the Choice MD clinic in Cleveland, Tennessee, was a central figure in a cross-country fraud conspiracy that was the subject of a Tennessean investigation published in February. The conspiracy used unnecessary prescriptions for exorbitantly expensive pain cream to defraud the military out of at least $65 million over a six-month span in 2015. Seven people and companies have been indicted for the scheme, and all but two have pleaded guilty.


https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/health/2019/04/16/tennessee-pain-cream-doctor-susy-vergot-fraud-marines/3473177002/

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Reply Tennessee doctor who helped swindle the military out of $65Million can keep her medical license (Original post)
spanone Apr 2019 OP
Firestorm49 Apr 2019 #1
Blue_Tires Apr 2019 #2
lpbk2713 Apr 2019 #3

Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 01:19 PM

1. Part of a $65M fraud and she's not in jail?

WTF does it take these days to incarcerate a crook?

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Response to Firestorm49 (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 01:21 PM

2. Evidently the law is a very nebulous thing these days...

FFS I've seen doctors locally lose their licence just for insufficient oversight of patients on antidepressants(!)

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 01:25 PM

3. Hell, she doesn't need to work any more anyhow.



Her cut was probably like winning the Lottery.

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