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Former KC doctor, 74, gets second stint in prison for health care fraud

A former Kansas City doctor has been sentenced to one year and three months in federal prison for health care fraud.

It was the second time that 74-year-old Wayne Williamson has been sent to prison for health care fraud.

In 2010, Williamson surrendered his medical license and was sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to fraud, conspiracy to distribute Oxycontin, Percocet, and Xanax and harassing or attempting to harass an investigator with the Missouri State Board of Healing Arts. He was also permanently banned from participating in Medicare or Medicaid programs.

In the more recent case, Williamson admitted that while working as a consultant for an Independence medical clinic from 2013 to 2015, he performed disability examinations as part of a contract with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

That violated the contract that required that the examinations be conducted by licensed providers who were not excluded from participation in the Medicare or Medicaid programs.

As part of this sentencing this week in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Williamson was also ordered to pay $39,155 in restitution.

Tony Rizzo: 816-234-4435, @trizzkc

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