Harris County Doctor Heads to Prison for Medicare Fraud

A Harris County doctor will do five years in federal prison for conducting a $16,000,000 Medicare fraud scheme.

Federal officials say a judge sentenced 57-year-old Dr. Yolanda Hamilton on Wednesday of this past week. Hamilton is the owner of HMS Health and Wellness Center.

A federal jury convicted her last year of several counts of fraud, taking kickbacks, and making false statements.

Hamilton conspired with others from 2012 to 2016 to defraud Medicare with false paperwork.

She's also ordered to pay nearly ten-million-dollars in restitution.

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