Jefferson County Doctor Sentenced to Federal Prison for Health Care Fraud Violations

U.S. Attorney’s Office – Eastern District of Texas, June 24, 2021

BEAUMONT, Texas – A physician practicing in Beaumont has been sentenced to prison for federal health care fraud violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Nicholas J. Ganjei today.

Grigoriy T. Rodonaia, 45, of Port Neches, Texas, was convicted by a jury on Nov. 17, 2020, of 12 counts of health care fraud, three counts of aggravated identity theft, and one count of making a false statement. Rodonaia was sentenced to 84 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Marcia Crone. Rodonaia was additionally ordered to pay $195,607.76 in restitution.

“Mr. Rodonaia’s sentence is well deserved. His criminal acts inflicted significant financial harm on the TRICARE system and involved identity theft from military service members and their families,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Nicholas J. Ganjei. “Targeting health care fraud in all its forms remains a top priority for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Texas.”

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