A jury has convicted a Clarksburg dermatologist of 22 felony charges related to healthcare fraud, bankruptcy fraud, and filing false tax returns.
Dr. Allen G. Saoud, 59, was found guilty of billing Medicare and Medicaid to unlawfully obtain hundreds of thousands of dollars, according to a news release from the United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II.
Saoud was also convicted of lying to a federal agent about his practice, for committing aggravated identity theft, and for lying on income tax returns.
Saoud faces up to 10 years in prison on each of the 13 healthcare fraud convictions, a minimum of two years in prison for the identity theft conviction, and up to five years on the other convictions. He is also ordered to pay $850,000.
Saoud is a doctor of osteopathic medicine, specializing in dermatology, and he is licensed to practice in the State of West Virginia.
He was the sole owner and officer of AGS, Inc., a dermatological medical practice in Bridgeport, West Virginia, according to U.S. Attorney Ihlenfeld, II.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Andrew R. Cogar and was investigated by the United States Department of Health and Human Service-Office of Inspector General; the Internal Revenue Service; and the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources.