- Associated Press - Thursday, May 12, 2016

GRANITE CITY, Mo. (AP) - A chiropractor who operated in Granite City and was accused of submitting about $500,000 in false and fraudulent bills has pleaded guilty.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (https://bit.ly/1sfCWjI ) reports that 45-year-old Bridget Brasfield pleaded guilty to health care fraud and money laundering Wednesday.

Federal prosecutors say Brasfield billed various health insurance companies for procedures performed by a doctor at Physical Medicine Clinic Ltd., when that doctor was out of the building or out of the country.

Brasfield is also accused of transferring $12,000 in proceeds from the fraud in violation of federal money laundering statutes.

She is scheduled to be sentenced Aug. 30, and faces about two to three years in prison.


Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, https://www.stltoday.com

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