A federal information filed last week in U.S. District Court charges Dr. Augusto T. Abad of Charleston with conspiracy to misuse a registration number and aiding and abetting health care fraud.
The information charged that Abad allowed employees at the Justice Medical Complex to use his name and Medicare provider number to bill for services that he didn’t personally provide. Abad also is charged with allowing others to use his federal drug registration number to issue prescriptions to acquire controlled substances.
Dr. John Theodore Tiano pleaded guilty to similar charges in December. Tiano is scheduled to be sentenced March 18.