Valdosta dentist pleads to fraud charge

Valdosta dentist pleads to fraud charge

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - Dr. Stanley B. Marable, DDS, 55, a dentist from Valdosta, Georgia, pled guilty in Valdosta Federal Court to one count of Health Care Fraud.

G. F. Peterman, III, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia made the announcement Friday.

A government audit revealed that from 2011 through 2013, Dr. Marable had was paid for pulling 3,145 teeth, and received Medicaid payments of more than $789,000.00.

The investigation found that he had not extracted the teeth from many of the patients, and several patients had never had any teeth extracted, including one who did not even know Dr. Marable.

As part of his plea agreement, Dr. Marable has agreed to pay  $789,841 in restitution to the Georgia Medicaid Program.

Sentencing has been scheduled for February 8, 2017.

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