Mississippi nurse headed to federal prison for role in health fraud scheme

Published 4:04 pm Thursday, July 9, 2020

Federal authorities in Mississippi say a nurse has been sentenced to a year and a half in prison for her role in a health care fraud scheme.

A U.S. Justice Department news release says Fallon Page, 37, was sentenced Wednesday in Hattiesburg.

Prosecutors said Page was part of a scheme to perform sham medical exams of insured people so a doctor could prescribe unneeded, expensive compound medications.

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The doctor, Shahjahan Sultan, 38, of Madison, was sentenced to four years in prison in connection with the case last month. Page has also been ordered to pay a $9,500 monetary judgement in the case, according to the Justice Department release.

Sulton was ordered to pay restitution of $4.1 million to Express Scripts, $582,280 to CVS Caremark and $115,611 to Catamaran. A $2.3 million money judgment also was imposed against Sultan, who formerly practiced in Vicksburg. Sultan’s attorney, former state Supreme Court Justice Chuck McRae, said last month that at least $4 million had already been repaid.