Monday, March 19, 2012

Fitzgerald Anthony Hudson, Arrested on Health Care Fraud Charge


BUFFALO—U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Fitzgerald Anthony Hudson, 51, of Dearborn Heights, Michigan, was arrested and charged by criminal complaint with health care fraud. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years’ imprisonment and a fine of $250,000.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron J. Mango, who is handling the case, stated that according to the criminal complaint, in October 2007, the defendant obtained a New York state medical license. Thereafter, from August of 2008 to August of 2010, Hudson provided medical care in the Western District of New York at Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville, New York and the Nicholas H. Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville, New York. The defendant allegedly obtained his medical license by listing on his New York state application that he graduated from York University-Facility of Science, North York, Ontario, Canada, when he had not. In addition, Hudson failed to list that he had been dismissed from the Warren Hospital Family Practice residency program in July 2003.

As a result of his fraudulently obtained medical license, the defendant was improperly reimbursed approximately $200,000 under the Medicare Part-B and Part-D programs. Hudson was arrested today in Michigan, and an initial appearance on the charge has been scheduled for March 29, 2012 at 3 p.m. before United States Magistrate Judge H. Kenneth Schroeder, Jr.

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