A previous discomfort physician, who ran in Baldwin County, that was dealing with federal charges for defrauding Medicaid pleaded guilty to on Thursday early morning.

Performing United States Attorney Steve Butler of the Southern District of Alabama made the statement that Dr. Rassan M. Tarabein, 58, a neurologist living in Fairhope pled guilty before Chief United States District Judge Kristi K. DuBose to one count of health care scams and one count of illegal circulation of a schedule II illegal drug.

Tarabein formerly ran the Eastern Shore Neurology and Pain Center, a personal center in Daphne where he used services associating with neurology and discomfort management, such as back injections.

On June 28, a federal grand jury for the Southern District of Alabama returned a 22-count superseding indictment versus Tarabein, charging him with health care scams, making incorrect declarations connecting to healthcare matters, lying to a federal representative, unlawfully dispersing schedule II illegal drugs and money laundering. He was jailed 2 days later on.

In his plea arrangement, Tarabein confessed that from around 2004 to May 2017, he ran an insurance rip-off where he caused clients to visit his center so that he might bill health care advantage programs for clinically unneeded tests and treatments. The function of Tarabein’s confessed plan was to take full advantage of personal monetary gain by fraudulently looking for payments from health care advantage programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama, Humana, UnitedHealthcare, and other personal insurance companies.

Tarabein also confessed to breaking the standard requirements of care in his medical practice by cannot supply educated grant clients about treatments, victimizing Alabama Medicaid clients in services rendered, fraudulently recording patient records, sending incorrect claims to the insurance provider, and releasing prescriptions for schedule II illegal drugs without a genuine medical function.

As part of his plea arrangement, Tarabein will not have the ability to practice medicine and recommend illegal drugs in the United States.

Chief Judge DuBose has arranged to sentence for March 2, 2018. Tarabein confronts 10 years in jail for health care scams and as much as twenty years in jail for unlawfully dispersing an illegal drug.

He also has pending state criminal charges in Montgomery County.

On June 16, a state grand jury returned a 2-count indictment versus Tarabein charging him with Medicaid scams and first-degree theft of property, each a felony offense. On September 20, Tarabein is anticipated to plead guilty in state court to Medicaid scams.