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Doctor, Husband Face Charges For Drugs And Fraud

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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - Shannon Wiggins, a Mid-Michigan doctor, and her husband face federal charges relating to drugs and fraud.

 A federal indictment lays out the 17 counts against Dr. Wiggins and her husband Mohamad, charges that include conspiracy to commit health care fraud, pay and receive health care kickbacks and distributing controlled substances, such as oxycodone and methadone.

The 29 page incident claims from January 2007 through April of 2011, Dr. Wiggins and her husband were knowingly and willingly involved a scheme to get money from medicare, medicaid and Blue Cross Blue Shield.

According to the documents, while working at East Michigan Family Care, the two would submit claims for procedures that sometimes weren't needed, some of the claims were bogus altogether. The indictment says Dr. Wiggins collaborated with a physical therapist in the scheme, pre-signing blank prescrptions and medical forms.

In many cases, testing was never actually performed, but was billed to patients anyway.

The indictment also says the therapist got a kickback for those bogus tests.



6 News attempted to reach Dr. Wiggins were unsuccessful.

If convicted, the indictment says Wiggins would have to pay what she's accused of taking, at least $704,000. She would also be required to give up five properties, including the practices on Grand River and East Michigan.

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