Doctor Pleads Guilty To Health Care Fraud, Money Laundering

An eastern Carolina physician has pleaded guilty to health care fraud and money laundering, and now has to pay nearly $1 million dollars in fines and restitution.

Dr. Michael Nunn ran community wellness centers in Winterville, New Bern and Morehead City. Federal prosecutors say Nunn pleaded guilty to submitting fake service claims to Medicare and he double billing the Veteran's Administration in 2003 and 2004.

A federal judge fined Nunn $700,000 and ordered him to pay $297,000 restitution. Nunn has also been placed on probation for four years.

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