Nebraska Man Gets 3 Years For Health Care Scheme

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

A man who cheated Medicare, Nebraska Medicaid and private insurers out of $1.3 million has been given three years in federal prison.

Mark Koehler, of Norfolk, had made a plea deal with prosecutors.

A news release from the office of U.S. Attorney Deborah Gilg says that at Koehler's sentencing on Tuesday, he also was ordered to pay restitution and serve five years of supervised release after he leaves prison.

Koehler, the former business manager at Heartland Physical Therapy in Norfolk, was charged in December with bank fraud and health care fraud. Prosecutors say he submitted false claims for reimbursement between 2007 and 2010, and used phony billings to obtain a $500,000 operating loan from BankFirst in Norfolk.

Koehler also must pay back the $500,000


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