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Healthcare fraud case pushed back to 2019

A federal healthcare fraud case involving local orthopedic surgeon Kevin Williams, as well as seven other doctors or pharmacists, won’t be seen until next year after defense and prosecution filed a joint motion to continue the trial. Originally set for July 9, 2018, the trial now won’t take place until June 2019 at the soonest. Williams, a Waxahachie resident who formerly practiced at Ennis Doctors Center, stands accused of receiving large monetary kickbacks in exchange for his signature on costly prescriptions for compound creams and patches. One doctor involved in the scheme agreed to pay Williams “$1 million a month for his work as ‘medical director’ at Greentree Health,” according to documents filed with the federal court. The $1 million salary was, in actuality, “a built in ‘kick-back’ so that Dr. Williams would sign the prescriptions for compound (pain) creams and patches,” part of the documents read. Williams often never saw the patients for whom he prescribed medication, chiropractic physician Garry Craighead told federal investigators, according to the documents.

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