SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A former military doctor has pleaded not guilty in a $7 million Army medical equipment contract fraud and bribery investigation.
Dr. Heidi Webster on Monday pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud, wire fraud and bribery, the San Antonio Express-News (http://bit.ly/13Cx99Z ) reported. Webster was freed on a $100,000 unsecured bond following her initial appearance in federal court.
The radiologist from Manhattan, Kan., once worked at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio. A co-defendant who worked with Webster, retired Army Master Sgt. Lawrence Peter Fenti of New Braunfels, faces the same charges and earlier pleaded not guilty.
Both were named in a 40-count indictment returned in July.
Prosecutors say Fenti and Webster also worked together at Irwin Army Community Hospital at Fort Riley, Kan.
Webster was an Army officer physician from 1995 until 2006. She formed two Kansas corporations — MRI Resources Inc. in 2007 and Pro Veteran Staffing Inc. in 2008 — and registered them as defense contractors.
Information from: San Antonio Express-News, http://www.mysanantonio.com