Lake Man Gets 15 Years in Federal Court on Medicare/Medicaid Fraud Conviction

CLEVELAND, Ohio (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – The owner of the former Portable Radiology Services in Stark County was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison last week.

He was found guilty of defrauding Medicare and Medicaid for $1.9 million between 2013 and 2017.

58-year-old Thomas O’Lear of Lake Township must also make restitution.

he was found guilty at trial back in April.

Among the schemes investigators say O’Lear used when submitting claims:

  • Charging for X-rays for nursing home patients who were hospitalized at the time.
  • Saying he performed 151 services for people who were deceased at the time.