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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • Local doctor charged in Medicaid fraud case

  • A retired Leavenworth physician is facing 12 felony counts stemming from alleged Medicaid fraud, according to court documents.
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  • A retired Leavenworth physician is facing 12 felony counts stemming from alleged Medicaid fraud, according to court documents.
    Adnan A. Ashkar, 71, is charged with one count of of unlawful acts concerning computers, one count of mailing a false claim to the Medicaid program, eight counts of obstruction of a Medicaid fraud investigation, one count of theft and one count of destruction or concealment of records.
    Ashkar made his first court appearance in the case last month in Leavenworth County District Court. He is scheduled to return to court Sept. 19 for a status hearing. He is free on bond.
    Most of the crimes are alleged to have occurred in 2012 and 2013. But, it's alleged some of the crimes could have been committed as early as July 2009.
    Ashkar worked in Leavenworth as an obstetrician and gynecologist. But, on a Twitter account, Ashkar indicated he has retired.
    Court records list his address in Leavenworth.
    The case is being prosecuted by Assistant Kansas Attorney General Stefani Hepford.
    She works for the Kansas Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Division.
    Ashkar is being represented by Brian D. Jenkins, who is with a law practice in Shawnee.
    When Ashkar appeared in court July 11, a request that he be released on his own recognizance was denied, according to court records.
    Bond was set at $50,000. He also was given the option of being released on $5,000 with supervision requirements.
    Court records indicate Ashkar posted the $5,000 bond July 11.
    He is required to stay in the state of Kansas, and he had to surrender his passport.

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