Wise County Psychiatrist Pleads Guilty to Fraud

Uzma Ehtesham age 52 of Wise county, has pled guilty last week in an Abingdon US District Court to Health Care Fraud in the neighborhood of half a million dollars. While she has waived her right to be indicted, she is being accused of illegally charging Virginia Medicaid and Medicare approximately $500,000 between 2010 and 2016. As of right now, she is supposed to pay restitution in the amount of $1 million and faces a possible twenty years in prison when she returns to court for sentencing on January 28th, 2021.
According to court documents, Ehtesham had billed for individual office visits, although she held them with multiple persons. She also billed extensive costly visits that in reality lasted mere moments. Documents show that she was seeing more than 50 patients a day.

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