Chiropractor Pleads Guilty to Fraud

LAFAYETTE, LA-A Lafayette chiropractor has pleaded guilty to federal health care fraud charges for billing an insurance company for more than $170,000 in treatments that were not done.

The Advocate reports ( Michael Keith Johnsey, of Acadiana Doctors of Chiropractic in Lafayette, faces up to 10 years in prison on three counts of health care fraud in connection with hundreds of fraudulent billings to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana between 2008 and 2011.

Prosecutors also sought $176,243 in restitution.

Johnsey brought a check for the entire amount to the court hearing Thursday.

“He has been a model citizen and a good man,” said Johnsey’s attorney, Thomas Guilbeau. “He made a mistake and he is stepping up to pay restitution. … He will do whatever he can to restore his name.”

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