Wise Psychiatrist Pleads Guilty to Federal Health Care Fraud Charge

According to court documents, from 2010 to 2016, Ehtesham devised a scheme to defraud Virginia Medicaid and Medicare by billing for individual office visits when she often saw patients in groups of two to four patients per visit.

The investigation of the case was conducted by the Virginia Office of the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, Norton Police Department, Southwest Virginia Drug Task Force, and Virginia State Police.

The following agencies assisted with the execution of a search warrant during the investigation: Big Stone Gap Police Department, Virginia Alcohol and Beverage Control Special Investigations Unit, Wise County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office, Wise County Sheriff’s Office, and Wise Police Department.

Special Assistant United States Attorney Suzanne Kerney-Quillen, a Virginia Assistant Attorney General assigned to the Major Crimes and Emerging Threat Unit, is prosecuting the case for the United States.