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

30June 2020

PROVIDENCE– A chiropractic doctor admitted Monday to providing phony treatment records to help manage a health-care fraud 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 prior to U.S. District Court Judge William E. Smith to health-care scams and filing false tax returns for stopping working to report around $67,000 in income from 2015 through 2017, according to U.S. Attorney Aaron Weisman's workplace.

In exchange for Kramer's plea, federal prosecutors agreed not to bring service charges of exacerbated identity theft or structuring bank payments to prevent alerting authorities to the plan, according to his plea arrangement.

He deals with up 13 years in jail and $350,000 in fines at his sentencing Oct 2.

Kramer confessed to supplying lawyers with incorrect treatment claims, counterfeit medical notes, and other files to boost nonexistent personal injury claims in order to help them protect insurance payments.

According to court files, a private helping the FBI checked out Kramer's office 15 times for treatment under the pretext of having actually been in a vehicle mishap. In most instances, authorities state, little or no treatment was offered and couple of if any medical notes were taken. The person was never offered a medical diagnosis or treatment plan.

The individual was emailed a plan requesting a monetary settlement in connection with a purported injury claim to Progressive Insurance. The request consisted of, to name a few things, repayment for chiropractic services.

Former Providence Police Department tapes clerk Rosemary Garcia and her hubby, Miguel, confessed in state court in October to illegally scheming to offer crash reports to Kramer.

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

Rosemary Garcia likewise confessed to accessing the Providence authorities computer systems for deceitful purposes and got a concurrent deferred two-year sentence.

In exchange for their pleas before Superior Court Judge Joseph A. Montalbano, district attorney Jeffrey Morin agreed to dismiss one count each of conspiracy and wrongful conversion against Rosemary Garcia along with one count each of conspiracy and receiving stolen products against Miguel Garcia.

Rosemary Garcia was fired from the Providence police in December 2017 following her arrest the previous June. Investigators charged Miguel Garcia weeks later after his partner acknowledged that he had assisted collaborate the delivery of the reports to Kramer.

According to Morin, the authorities began investigating Rosemary Garcia after getting an idea that she was providing crash reports to a chiropractic specialist. They enjoyed her print out reports at her work station and then bring them to the chiropractic doctor's workplace.

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