Surgeon Expected to Plead Guilty Fraud Case

A cardiovascular surgeon who split his time between Tallahassee and New York City is expected to plead guilty in a $23 million federal healthcare fraud case.

Dr. Moses deGraft-Johnson is expected to enter the plea Friday during a hearing in U.S. District Court in Tallahassee.

A federal grand jury indicted him Feb. 4 on 58 counts of health-care fraud and related counts. He was accused of billing for procedures he never performed, ripping off Medicare, Capital Health Plan and others from late 2015 through August of 2019.

At the same time, according to prosecutors, he helped himself to a lavish lifestyle that included high-end properties in New York, Miami and elsewhere, expensive cars and jewelry.


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