June 17, 2014
Phone Number: (954) 660-4500
Miami Beach Physician Sentenced In Medicare Fraud Scheme
MIAMI - Mark R. Trouville, Special Agent in Charge, Drug Enforcement (DEA), Miami Field Division, Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Ryan P. Lynch, Acting Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector (HHS-OIG), and George L. Piro, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of (FBI), Miami Field Office, announce that Christopher Gregory Wayne, 54, an osteopathic physician residing in Miami Beach, was sentenced last (June 13) by U.S. District Judge Robert N. Scola, Jr. to 70 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release. In addition, Judge Scola entered a $1.6 million forfeiture money judgment against Wayne and ordered the forfeiture of his Miami Beach residence and a 2002 Mercedes Benz. Wayne, who is known as the “Rock Doc” was also ordered to pay restitution to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in the amount of $1,649,042 the amount of loss suffered by the Medicare program.
Wayne previously pleaded guilty to a criminal information that charges him with health care fraud and conspiracy to violate the narcotics laws of the United States. In his plea, Wayne admitted to executing a scheme to defraud the Medicare program and attempting to cause a loss in excess of $2,500,000 to Medicare. Wayne also admitted that he conspired with others to knowingly and intentionally prescribe Schedule II controlled substances, such as oxycodone, outside the scope of professional medical practice and not for a legitimate medical purpose, knowing that controlled substances would be distributed illegally.