- Associated Press - Thursday, October 27, 2016

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A Saginaw doctor has pleaded guilty to felony charges that he filed fraudulent claims with the Medicaid program.

The Michigan attorney general’s office announced that 57-year-old Chidozie Ononuju was arraigned and pleaded guilty Thursday in East Lansing to three counts. Each charge is punishable by up to 4 years.

Ononuju was released on a personal recognizance bond of $10,000. He’ll be sentenced on Dec. 7.

As part of the plea agreement, he’ll pay over $400,000 to the Medicaid program and will no longer be able to write prescriptions.

It was immediately unclear if he has an attorney. A message left at Ononuju’s office was not immediately returned Thursday.

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