Courts & Crime

July 1, 2011

South Florida psychiatrist pleads guilty to massive Medicare fraud

Psychiatrist Alan Gumer got in near the start of the nation's largest mental-health clinic racket in 2004, signing bogus medical evaluations to qualify patients for costly group therapy sessions covered by Medicare. On Thursday, Gumer, 64, of Tamarac, Fla., pleaded guilty to Medicare fraud for his critical role in a massive, $200 million scheme.

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