Nov 09

Fugitive Macomb Dentist Charged with Medicaid Fraud Is Captured in the Dominican Republic

Who stated dental experts do not live amazing lives?

In May, the Michigan Attorney General’s Office submitted 27 felony charges versus dental professional Dr. David Johnson, of Chesterfield Township, in a supposed $1.7 million Medicaid scams plan while running Livernois Dental in Detroit.

The charges triggered Johnson to run away the nation. Recently, the United States Marshals Service captured the 51-year-old in the Dominican Republic.

Johnson is presently in custody in Miami and has waived extradition. He’ll be carried back to Michigan in the coming weeks to be arraigned in 54B District Court in Ingham County.

Johnson does not own Livernois Dental.

The Attorney General’s Health Care Fraud Division started an examination after getting an accusation that Johnson was billing the Medicaid program using the determining info of another dental practitioner.

Johnson was put on the Medicaid exemption list following earlier Medicaid scams convictions in 2006. The Medicaid exemption list is a list of healthcare suppliers restricted from billing the Medicaid program, the Attorney General’s Office discussed.

Johnson apparently used a qualified physician’s details to poorly bill $1.7 million for 3 years.