BALTIMORE (AP) — Prosecutors say a federal jury has convicted a Salisbury cardiologist of six health care fraud offenses in connection with inserting unnecessary heart stents.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced the conviction of Dr. John R. McLean, 59, on Tuesday. He was convicted of health care fraud and five counts of making false statements relating to health care matters. He will be sentenced in November.

According to testimony at his two-week trial in Baltimore, McLean performed cardiac catheterizations and implanted unnecessary cardiac stents in more than 100 patients at Peninsula Regional Medical Center. Prosecutors say he falsely recorded in the patients’ medical records the existence or extent of coronary artery blockage, to justify the stent and the submission of claims to programs including Medicare and Medicaid.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (3)
  1. PartofProfitSharingPlanNoMore says:

    He cut open 100 people and probably affected 100s of others including family members that took time off from work, flew in from other states and countries and spent days sleeping upright on a hard chair. His actions probably lead to at least a percentage of those follks having to file bankruptcy. Many probably lost everything theyve ever worked for. The pyscopath needs to spend a long time in prison and be forced to reimburse all of those people for there financial losses, grief and misrey that he caused.

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