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Fraud Investigations Have Slowed; Telemedicine May Be the Next Big Wave

By William Rabb (Reporter)

Thursday, June 4, 2020 | 1133 | 1 | 81 min read

Remember the “Compound King,” the Houston pharmacist charged with billing the federal workers' compensation program more than $21 million for unnecessary creams and gels? The 75-year-old George Phillip Tompkins was convicted in March and was set to be sentenced in May. But like much of the legal system in the age of COVID-19, the sentencing has been delayed as judges, lawyers, prosecutors and investigators practice social distancing and postpone proceedings. “It's because of the coronavirus” that the sentencing has now been set for June 25, said Tompkins' ...

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