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Former Oral Surgeon Sentenced For Medicaid Fraud

CONTACT: Linda A. Purdy, Assistant Attorney General, (802) 828-5332

February 28, 2013

Attorney General William H. Sorrell announced today that Peter B. Gray, age 54, of
Dorset, Vermont, was sentenced on February 28, 2013, in Vermont Superior Court for Rutland County, on two felony counts of Medicaid fraud and two misdemeanor counts of false pretense. Gray, a former oral surgeon who practiced in Rutland, Vermont, was convicted on January 9, 2013, for fraudulently billing the Vermont Medicaid program for more expensive procedures than the procedures that he actually performed.

Judge Theresa S. DiMauro sentenced Gray to six months to six years imprisonment, all suspended, except Gray will be incarcerated for 110 days in home confinement. Gray was also placed on four years of probation. In addition to standard conditions of probation, the Court imposed a special condition requiring Gray to participate in substance abuse and mental health counseling. Gray will also make restitution to the Vermont Medicaid program in the amount of $50,000. As a collateral consequence of his Medicaid fraud convictions, Gray will be prohibited from participating as a provider in the Medicaid program for at least five years. Gray’s dental license is currently under suspension by the Office of Professional Regulation.

“The Medicaid program plays a critical role in the delivery of quality health care to Vermont citizens,” said Attorney General William Sorrell. “Provider fraud costs us all money with no benefit to anyone’s health. We hope this case serves as a strong deterrent to those providers who would take advantage of the system and lie about the care that they provide to Vermont Medicaid beneficiaries.”

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