A federal grand jury has indicted a Milwaukee spinal
surgeon on 13 counts of federal health care fraud.
White, 44, faces up to 10 years in prison and $250,000 on
each count if he's convicted.
to the indictment, White was the owner and operator of a
Milwaukee-based neurosurgery business. In October 2010 he
recruited another doctor identified only as K.B. to
prepare reports showing K.B. had conducted nerve
monitoring during White's surgeries. White agreed to pay
K.B. $150 for each report.
no training or experience in performing nerve monitoring
and never conducted any monitoring during White's
procedures but still prepared reports, the indictment
said. Still, White submitted claims to insurance companies
totaling more than $265,000 for K.B.'s services based on
the fraudulent reports. He received $82,000 and paid K.B.
$14,250, prosecutors said in a statement.
jury returned the indictment in Milwaukee on Tuesday.
Prosecutors announced the charges Thursday.
scheduled to appear at an arraignment in federal court in
Milwaukee on Thursday.
court records list White's attorneys as Sean Bosack and
Dennis Coffey. Bosack declined comment Friday, saying he
is withdrawing as White's attorney because White has
chosen to go with Coffey.
didn't immediate return a message.