Judge reschedules hearing in medical kickback case
Published: October 27,2011
BATESVILLE — A federal judge has rescheduled for Jan. 9 the trial of three men accused in a multi-million-dollar medical fraud scheme.
The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports U.S. District Judge Neal Biggers approved the new trial date this week.
The trial was scheduled for Dec. 12 in Oxford.
Dr. Robert S. Corkern of Batesville asked for the delay, saying his Sept. 21 indictment did not give his attorneys time to develop his defense.
Indicted months earlier in the same case were Ray Shoemaker of Tupelo, a healthcare executive, and Levi “Lee” Garner, a Batesville businessman.
The men are accused in a kickback and bribery scheme surrounding nursing services to Tri-Lakes Medical Center in Batesville, where Shoemaker was CEO.
All three are free on bond.
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