RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld the convictions of a Maryland cardiologist who implanted unnecessary heart stents in more than 100 patients.
A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday unanimously rejected John McLean’s claim that the evidence was insufficient to convict him on six counts of health care fraud. McLean was sentenced to eight years and one month in prison after his November 2011 trial.READ MORE: Marilyn Mosby's Office Releases Names Of Baltimore Police Officers On "Do Not Call" List
Prosecutors said McLean implanted stents in patients who had relatively healthy arteries and didn’t need the procedure.READ MORE: Maryland Man Faces Federal Charges Following Capitol Riot
Medicare and other insurers were billed nearly $580,000 for the stents. McLean was ordered to pay that money back.
The surgeries were performed at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury.MORE NEWS: Maryland Students Suffer From Anxiety Following School Shooting In Texas
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