London Cardiologist Convicted of Healthcare Fraud

On Wednesday, April 11, 2018, a federal jury convicted London physician Dr. Anus Chalhoub of health fraud. Between 2007 and 2011, Dr. Chalhoub implanted approximately 234 pacemakers in patients at St. Joseph London hospital. The evidence at trial showed that dozens of those patients’ pacemakers were medically unnecessary, under well-established national guidelines and Medicare coverage rules. Several patients testified at trial that Dr. Chalhoub pressured them into procedures and told them misleading information. The jury also heard evidence that insurers suffered hundreds of thousands of dollars in losses from his unnecessary procedures. Dr. Chalhoub is currently scheduled for sentencing on August 14, 2018 in London.

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