Raymond Sean Brown, the Cleveland, Tenn., doctor who faces 35 fraud and money laundering counts in federal court, is awaiting November court dates while on pretrial release.
Brown was indicted by a federal grand jury on Sept. 25 on 35 charges of wire fraud, mail fraud, health care fraud and money laundering.
He is accused of billing Medicare for 17,766 Botox injections -- a $7.5 million tab -- that he never administered.
Federal authorities seized $6.8 million from Brown's personal bank accounts at Athens Federal Community Bank and the Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union.
Prosecutors said Brown made payments of $58,519 and $78,851 to two car dealerships from his TVFCU account.
Brown went before U.S. Magistrate Judge Susan K. Lee on Oct. 1 and pleaded not guilty.
His pretrial conference is set for Nov. 21, and his jury trial is scheduled to begin Dec. 2.
Each count of wire and mail fraud carries a potential 20-year prison sentence.
Each health care fraud and money laundering charge carries a potential 10-year prison sentence.
An additional $250,000 fine per charge could be tacked on if Brown is found guilty.
Brown's attorney, Jerry Summers of Chattanooga, said last month that Brown didn't have "any intention to break the law."
"There's a genuine dispute between us and the government as to whether he's done anything improper," Summers said last month.
He was not available for comment for this story.
Contact staff writer Alex Green at firstname.lastname@example.org or 423-757-6731.
Alex joined the Times Free Press staff full-time in January 2014 as a region business reporter. He is a native of Dayton, Tenn., located 35 miles north of Chattanooga, and he is a fifth-generation Dayton native. Alex came to the Times Free Press as an editorial intern in July 2013. He was previously a correspondent at The Herald-News, located in Dayton, through college and editor-in-chief of the Triangle, Bryan College's student-led media group. Alex was ...
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