Sentencing date set for Temecula doctor convicted of federal fraud charges

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A March 19 sentencing date is scheduled for a Riverside County doctor who participated in a $12 million scheme to provide medically unnecessary procedures to Medicare beneficiaries, inflate claims submitted to Medicare and re-package single-use catheters for reuse on patients. After a six-day trial in Los Angeles, Donald Woo Lee, 54, of Temecula was found guilty late Wednesday of seven counts of health care fraud and one count of adulteration of a medical device, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. From 2012 to 2015, Lee engaged in a scheme in which he recruited Medicare beneficiaries to his clinics, falsely diagnosed the beneficiaries with venous insufficiency and provided the beneficiaries with medically unnecessary vein ablation procedures, accor
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