ABINGDON, Va. (WJHL) — The previous proprietor of a Johnson Metropolis drug screening lab has been sentenced to 36 months in federal jail.
Michael Dube, 59 of Johnson Metropolis, was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Courtroom in Abingdon.
Prosecutors say Dube and his spouse, Regan Dube, opened American Toxicology Labs in 2013, which performed urine screens for numerous organizations that represented themselves to be opioid remedy services. The corporate utilized to take part in Medicare and Medicaid.
In line with court docket paperwork, Michael Dube had beforehand pleaded responsible in 2011 to at least one depend of deliberately omitting info as required beneath the Managed Substances Act. Because of his conviction, the Division of Well being and Human Companies knowledgeable him that he might now not take part in any federal well being care program, similar to Medicare or Medicaid.
Prosecutors say Medicare, Virginia Medicaid, Kentucky Medicaid, and TennCare made round $8.5 million in funds to American Toxicology Labs between Might 2014 and January 2020.
In line with court docket paperwork, Michael Dube additionally obtained kickback funds of greater than $440,000 from third events for referring people to these third events. Prosecutors say these funds have been made in entire or partly by federal well being care packages.
Final June, Michael Dube pleaded responsible to healthcare fraud in Virginia and Kentucky, whereas Regan Dube pleaded responsible to at least one depend in Virginia. Regan Dube was sentenced to 3 years of probation, 4 months of house detention, and 400 hours of group service.
The Dubes must pay barely greater than $9 million plus curiosity in particular assessments, fines, restitution, and forfeiture.