Monday, June 11, 2012

Dentist Peter Sae Lee Pleads Guilty to Health Care Fraud for billing dental insurance Providers for Services that he Never Rendered for Hundreds of Patients


ALEXANDRIA, VA—Peter Sae Lee, 41, of Leesburg, Virginia, pled guilty today to fraudulently billing dental insurance providers for services that he never rendered for hundreds of patients.

Neil H. MacBride, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and James W. McJunkin, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office, made the announcement after the plea was accepted by United States District Judge Liam O’Grady.

Lee pled guilty to health care fraud, which carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison. Sentencing is scheduled for September 7, 2012.

According court records, Lee practiced dentistry at Leesburg Dental Care in Leesburg, Virginia. From January 2003 through January 2008, he consistently billed dental insurance providers for dental x-rays, fillings, crowns, and other services for hundreds of patients that were never provided. Insurers lost more than $76,000 because of these fraudulent claims, along with an additional $26,000 for reimbursements Lee received for services by his wife, also a dentist, that were fraudulently billed to insurers but were not actually performed.

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