Texas doctor charged with theft and fraud February 3, 2009Posted by jefhenningeresq in News.
Tags: Crime, Fraud, Law, News, theft
Oscar Michael Reichert, a Mount Pleasant, Texas physician has been charged with first degree theft and first degree Medicaid fraud. Little is known about the actual charges except that the investigation had been on-going for quite some time. The time frame for the theft are from 1999 to 2007. If convicted, Reichert is facing up to 99 years in prison.
I would think that this would be a big story but I could only find one story that has very few details. If anyone has any details about this, please feel free to post a comment.
Representing a big client like this requires a ton of time. In fact, it could really limit a lawyer’s availability to take on other cases. If convicted, this guy’s life is over has he will lose his medical license. He is also facing a ton of prison time. While I know nothing about Texas law, I find it hard to imagine that they will work out a good deal on this case. Unless the evidence clearly dictates otherwise, this case is going to trial and trial prep starts today. His legal bills should easily be $500,000.
Story is here.