Tulsa Doctor Found Guilty of Medicaid Fraud and Drug Distribution; Ordered to Pay Restitution
OKLAHOMA CITY – A Tulsa doctor was found guilty Tuesday of Medicaid fraud and distributing controlled substances, Attorney General Scott Pruitt said.
David P. Crass, M.D., 53, was found guilty on 23 of 34 felony counts for distributing controlled, dangerous substances as well as one misdemeanor count for Medicaid fraud. He was fined more than $700,000.
According to charges filed by the Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, Dr. Crass knowingly distributed controlled substances outside of his practice in 2005 and 2006. He also committed Medicaid fraud by submitting false claims between 2004 and 2006.
“The Medicaid Fraud Control Unit is dedicated to protecting the citizens of the state against those who would defraud the Medicaid system,” Pruitt said. “So far in 2011, we have seen an increase in Medicaid reimbursements and recovered more than $20 million.”