Louisiana psychologist sentenced to 180 months in prison

July 14, 2017

According to the Department of Justice, "Two owners of psychological services companies, one of whom was a clinical psychologist, were sentenced yesterday for their involvement in a $25.2 million Medicare fraud scheme carried out through eight companies at nursing homes in four states in the Southeastern U.S."

Psychologist Rodney Hesson, 47, from Slidell, Louisiana, was sentenced on July 13 to 180 months’ imprisonment.  He was also ordered to pay $13,800,553.57 in restitution.  He was convicted in January of one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and one count of conspiracy to make false statements related to health care matters.

SOURCE: United States Department of Justice, "Clinical Psychologist and Owner of Psychological Services Centers Sentenced to 264 Months for Roles in $25 Million Psychological Testing Scheme Carried out Through Eight Companies in Four States," Justice News, 14 Jul 2017, https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/clinical-psychologist-and-owner-psychological-services-centers-sentenced-264-months-roles-25.


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