Doctor who was lawmaker to make restitution before sentence


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) – A Lansing-area doctor who served in the state Legislature has agreed to pay $173,000 to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan before he’s sentenced for making false statements.

Paul DeWeese pleaded guilty on May 5 and will return to Grand Rapids federal court for his sentence on Aug. 22.

DeWeese’s clinic, NBO Medical, performed nerve block injections. But DeWeese was required to tell Blue Cross Blue Shield that he had signed off on procedures performed by nurse practitioners.

The government says DeWeese sometimes gave his log-in information to others.

DeWeese served two terms in the Michigan House.

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