Decatur pharmacy owner gets prison for plotting health care fraud

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Court records say he conspired with others to defraud the federal health insurance program out of more than $10 million.

Posted: Mar. 28, 2018 8:08 PM

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) - The owner of a compounding pharmacy who pleaded guilty to plotting to defraud a federal health insurance program out of more than $10 million has been sentenced to five years in prison.


News outlets report 51-year-old John Christopher Lemley was sentenced Tuesday to prison time and will have to forfeit nearly $1 million. Lemley owned a Decatur pharmacy operating as Southern Compounding, as well as Apotheca Supply and a 20 percent membership interest in Medworx Sunflower LLC.

Court records say he conspired with others at the companies to defraud TRICARE, a U.S. Department of Defense health care program, and two third-party prescription drug program administrators.

He pleaded guilty in November.

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