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West St. Louis County Podiatrist Pleads Guilty To Medicare Fraud

Prosecutors say John Dailey, of West St. Louis County, pled guilty Friday to charges of medicare fraud in connection to his Washington, MO, office.

John M. Dailey, of West St. Louis County, pled guilty to three counts of making false statements to the Medicare program about services he never provided to three patients, prosecutors stated in a news release Friday. 

According to the U.S. Attorney's Office release, Dailey is a podiatrist whose practice was located in Washington, MO. Dailey faces up to five years in prison and/or fines up to $250,000 for each of the three counts.

The following information was also contained in the statement released by the U.S. Attorney's Office Friday.

According to court documents, during 2008-09, Dr. Dailey requested money from the Medicare program for office visits that he did not actually provide, as he was on vacation and outside of the State of Missouri on the dates of the services, including trips to Las Vegas, Nevada and Hawaii.  In his plea agreement, Dr. Dailey admitted that he held and abused a position of trust as a Medicare provider and licensed podiatrist when committing these crimes.           

Dailey, 55, of West St. Louis County, Missouri pled guilty to three felony counts of making false statements to Medicare before United States District Judge Henry Autrey.  Sentencing has been set for January 7, 2013.        

Each count carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and/or fines up to $250,000.

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