North Texas doctor gets 10 years in prison for health care fraud in Medicare billing scam

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DALLAS — A North Texas physician has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for his role in a $3 million Medicare billing scam.

Dr. Joseph Megwa of Arlington was sentenced Wednesday in Dallas. The 60-year-old doctor in May was convicted of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and three counts of health care fraud.

Megwa was also convicted of four counts of making false statements over Medicare claims in cases since 2006.

Prosecutors say the government was billed for medical services not needed or never provided.

A home health care manager and registered nurse, Ebolose Eghobor of Grand Prairie, was convicted of conspiracy to commit health care fraud in the case. The 49-year-old nurse was sentenced Wednesday to four years in prison.

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