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Doctor license suspended for $28 million fraud

The medical license of Bloomfield Hills physician Johnny Ray Trotter II has been summarily suspended by Michigan's Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA), they announced Tuesday, February 20, after Trotter was convicted of felonious health care fraud conspiracy and health care fraud in November 2017.

The fraud Trotter was found guilty of was for more than $28 million in cash and property.

LARA said that once they are notified of a conviction, the state agency opens a file, conducts an investigation and drafts the administrative complaint against a licensee.

The Michigan Public Health Code require the summary suspension of a license when a licensee is convicted of a felony.

Trotter, 42, and the owner of a medical billing company, Elaine Lovett, 61, of Detroit, were found guilty in U.S. District Court for their involvement in billing Medicare for nerve block injections that were never provided and efforts to circumvent Medicare's investigation of the fraudulent scheme. Trotter was sentenced to 180 months in prison, and Lovett was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

In addition, U.S. District Judge George C. Steeh of the Eastern District of Michigan ordered each defendant to pay $9,199,946 in restitution.

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