Wash. Doctor Hit with Various Charges, Including Insurance Fraud for Filing False Claims

September 24, 2004

The King County (Washington) Prosecutor’s Office recently filed rape and indecent liberties charges against Dr. Charles Momah, a local obstetrician/gynecologist who is accused of sexually assaulting four of his patients last year. Momah is also charged with insurance fraud for filing false health care claims with regard to his patients.

His license to practice medicine was reportedly suspended last year by the Washington State Department of Health. Momah had clinics in Federal Way, Burien and Issaquah, which have been closed.

Momah is charged with seven felonies, which include one count of rape in the second degree, one count of rape in the third degree, two counts of indecent liberties, and three counts of violation of the health care false claims act.

King County Prosecutors have been working on the case for the past 12 months and reportedly needed time to review volumes of medical records and billing documents and interview numerous victims and witnesses.

Some of the complaints did not result in criminal charges because they are reportedly beyond the statute of limitations.

If convicted as charged, Momah could be sentenced to 210 to 280 months in prison. Prosecutors requested that he be booked on $250,000 bail.

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