Vermont Dentist guilty of Medicaid Fraud

"A Rutland dentist has admitted to billing the government for fake procedures.

Dr. Peter Gray pleaded guilty Friday in Rutland criminal court to four of the 23 charges against him — two felony fraud charges and two misdemeanor charges of false pretense — in a Medicaid fraud case.

In addition to house arrest Gray received a five-year prohibition against working in any practice that receives Medicare, Medicaid or Tri-Care funds, and the likelihood that the Vermont Board of Dental Examiners, which has already seen fit to suspend Gray before, could take action against him.

Gray is also required to pay $50,000 in restitution. Purdy said the state had put a hold on roughly $80,000 in Medicaid claims Gray made and that the restitution will be taken from those funds."

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This all stems from investigations that began with complaints in 2010. These cases take a long time to get to court.