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Kinderhook podiatrist faces up to 10 years in prison

July 14, 2017 06:43 AM

KINDERHOOK -- A podiatrist from Kinderhook pleaded guilty as part of a nationwide crackdown on health care fraud.

Perrin Edwards has practices in Hudson and Albany. Federal prosecutors say he admitted to submitting fraudulent claims to Medicare and private insurance companies for services that he didn't perform or knew wouldn't be covered.

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He faces up to 10 years in prison. Edwards was one of 400 people, including dozens of doctors, arrested in a national bust. Authorities say their schemes led to more than $1 billion in false billings.

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