Chiropractor Sentenced for Fraud, Tax Evasion
Written by Your 5News Team
Created on September 05, 2013 @ 5:18PM
WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) - A Pennsylvania chiropractor who operated two clinics in West Virginia will spend more than a year in prison for health care fraud and tax evasion.
The U.S. Attorney's Office says 62-year-old Joseph J. Yurigan of New Alexandria, Pa., received an 18-month sentence Thursday in U.S. District Court in Wheeling.
Yurigan had pleaded guilty in October 2012 to submitting a fraudulent claim to a health care program and evading income taxes for 2008.
Under a plea agreement, Yurigan will pay more than $513,000 restitution for the health care violation and more than $322,000 for the tax evasion violation.
He operated the Weirton Chiropractic Clinic and the Wheeling Spine Center.
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