Dallas psychologist gets 3 years for care fraud

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Associated Press

Posted on May 7, 2014 at 9:05 AM

DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas psychologist has been sentenced to three years in prison in a health care scam involving false claims for treatment of federal workers.

A federal judge in Dallas on Tuesday sentenced 62-year-old Michael Ellis Wolf and ordered him to pay $1.8 million in restitution. Wolf in January pleaded guilty to health care fraud stemming from his treatment of disabled federal workers.

Investigators say Wolf sought payment for services not provided or he exaggerated the amount of therapy that was done.

Prosecutors say in one case Wolf claimed he provided therapy for a federal employee, from 2008 through mid-2013, seven days a week.

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