Woman Sentenced in Western Pennsylvania Chiropractor’s Fraud

April 21, 2009

A North Carolina woman has been sentenced to two years in prison for helping a chiropractor in a $12 million kickback scheme that federal prosecutors called the largest health insurance fraud in western Pennsylvania history.

Kendra Huddleston, of Littleton, N.C., worked for Douglas Henderson, who recruited dozens of employees and patients at his defunct Burrell Chiropractic Clinic in Lower Burrell and paid most of them tens of thousands of dollars each in kickbacks to file false claims.

Huddleston’s attorney argued that she should have been given probation, like all but one of Henderson’s patients.

But Judge Gary Lancaster says Huddleston wasn’t “in the same passive category of the patients.”

Henderson is serving four years in prison.

Information from: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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