Parkersburg Doctor Sentenced To Federal Prison

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Associated Press

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Updated Mon, Mar 4, 2013 7:09 am

A Parkersburg doctor has been sentenced to more than four years in federal prison for health care fraud and tax evasion.

Barton Joseph Adams, 61, received a 50-month sentence Friday in federal court in Wheeling. He operated a pain management clinic in Vienna.

According to the government, Adams and his wife evaded taxes and made bogus claims for health care payments totaling nearly $4 million. The two hid the money in foreign accounts and lived a lavish lifestyle of travel and high-end hotels.

As part of a plea agreement, Adams agreed to forfeit $3.7 million and make $3.1 million in restitution to health care providers.

Adams' wife, Josephine Adams, was convicted in 2011 of 16 felony counts.

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