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.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
Mississippi Economic Council
Mississippi Chambers of Commerce
Mississippi State Legislature
Mississippi Development Authority
Mississippi Economic Development Council
North Mississippi News
Social Security Disability Lawyer
Auto Accidents Lawyer
Top Posts & Pages
- Shale oil: market correction or longterm direction?
- Aluminum company rumored for Columbus: 'clock' is for website, not plant site
- Tanger Outlets involved in Southaven project
- DAVID DALLAS: Who in the Hell are We?
- Hyatt-Place is Columbus’ newest hotel option
- J.McLaughlin to open in Highland Village next spring
- MBJ exclusive: Jackson’s new airport CEO fulfills desire to taking on the top job
- New Mississippi state highway map is available for the public
- Analysts hail BancorpSouth stock buyback as ‘handsome’ reward for shareholders