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Baton Rouge doctor convicted for selling nearly $340K worth of urine samples

BATON ROUGE, La. (WVLA) - (11/21/18) A Baton Rouge doctor confessed to his involvement in a urine sample scheme worth approximately $336,000 in illegal health care bribe defrayal Tuesday.

According to the Department of Justice,  58-year-old Gray Wesley Barrow declared his guilt to one count of conspiracy to pay and receive health care kickbacks.

We're told Barrow was a co-owner of Louisiana Spine & Sports LLC, a physical rehabilitation clinic on Bluebonnet Blvd.

From approximately April 2014 through July 2016, Barrow admitted to sending specimens collected from his patients to a drug testing laboratory and receiving approximately $336,000 in disbursements from the laboratory associated with testing for Medicare beneficiaries.

As part of his plea deal, he agreed to send those urine specimens collected from his patients to a drug testing laboratory in return for a percentage of the reimbursements paid to the laboratory by health care benefit programs, including Medicare.

Barrow's sentencing is expected to be ordained on March 1, 2019.

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