Federal Jury Convicts Doctor of $40 Million Medicare Fraud
May 19, 2017
Following a five-day trial before U.S. District Judge Jane Boyle, a federal jury has convicted Noble U. Ezukanma, 57, of Fort Worth, Texas, of seven counts of health care fraud offenses, announced U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas.
Ezukanma was convicted of one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and six counts of health care fraud. The health care fraud conspiracy count carries a maximum statutory penalty of 10 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine. Each health care fraud count also carries a maximum statutory penalty of 10 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine. Ezukanma was taken into custody following the verdict. A sentencing date will be set at a later date.