Oklahoma dentist who ran unsafe clinic gets home arrest for money laundering

Oklahoma dentist who ran unsafe clinic gets home arrest for money laundering

Oklahoma dentist who ran unsafe clinic gets home arrest for money laundering

n,A former Oklahoma dentist was sentenced on Thursday to six months’ home confinement for a federal money washing charge stemming from complaints his unsanitary practice exposed at least one of his patients to hepatitis
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m. Scott Harrington, Who pleaded guilty to fraudulently billing the Medicaid federal health and fitness program, Also got two years’ probation. Prosecutors had been seeking up to 18 months in prison for Harrington
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Health officials shut down his two Tulsa area dental clinics in 2013 and he surrendered his license in 2014
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as many as 7,000 of his patients could have been exposed to viruses because of improper sterilization and rusty surgical tools, State and Tulsa
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Of the about 4,000 of Harrington’s daily life whose blood was tested, Several dozens of them had hepatitis C and as many as three had HIV, The virus that may result in AIDS, representatives said.