A Parkersburg doctor has been sentenced to more than four years in federal prison for health care fraud and tax evasion.
Sixty-one-year-old Barton Joseph Adams received a 50-month sentence Friday in federal court in Wheeling. He operated a pain management clinic in Vienna.
According to the government, Adams and his wife evaded taxes and made bogus claims for health care payments totaling nearly $4 million. The two hid the money in foreign accounts and lived a lavish lifestyle of travel and high-end hotels.
As part of a plea agreement, Adams agreed to forfeit $3.7 million and make $3.1 million in restitution to health care providers.
Adams’ wife, Josephine Adams, was convicted in 2011 of 16 felony counts.
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$2.9 million settlement proposed for chemical spill cases
At least $2.9 million could fuel additional studies as part of a proposed settlement between West Virginia businesses and residents and the company that contaminated their water supply.
A deal between lawyers for Freedom Industries and businesses and people who sued Freedom was filed Friday in Charleston federal court.
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State health officials say they’re investigating West Virginia’s first suspected case of a nasty mosquito-borne virus.
W.Va. closing some aging resource centers
Budget cuts are forcing the state to close some of its Aging and Disability Resource Centers.
The storefront centers help seniors and residents with disabilities find and apply for services and resources to help them live independently.
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The company that spilled chemicals into West Virginia’s largest water supply in January will staff the site around the clock to prevent further discharges during cleanup.
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