LEAVENWORTH – (September 3, 2014) - A Leavenworth doctor must repay more than $12,000 after being found guilty of Medicaid fraud, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.
Adnan A. Ashkar, 71, today pleaded no contest to six felony counts: one count of unlawful acts concerning computers; one count of making false claims to the Medicaid program; and four counts of obstruction of a Medicaid fraud investigation. Leavenworth County District Court Judge Gunnar A. Sundby accepted Ashkar’s plea, adjudged him guilty and scheduled sentencing for October 22. As part of the plea, Ashkar must immediately pay restitution in the amount of $12,609.59 to the Kansas Medicaid program and will be barred from participation in the Medicaid program.
Ashkar was accused of billing Medicaid for services he did not perform and altering patient records. The crimes occurred between January 2009 and December 2013.
The case was jointly investigated by the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Division and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General. Assistant Attorney General Stefani Hepford of Schmidt’s office is prosecuting the case.