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A LAKE CHARLES ORTHOPEDIC SPECIALIST HAS PLEADED GUILTY IN A FEDERAL MEDICARE FRAUD CASE.

THE U-S ATTORNEY'S OFFICE SAYS 63-YEAR OLD DOCTOR LYNN FORET IS CHARGED IN A CASE IN WHICH MEDICARE, MEDICAID AND PRIVATE INSURANCE COMPANIES WERE FALSELY BILLED FOR NEARLY ONE-MILLION DOLLARS.

HE'S ACCUSED OF INJECTING PATIENTS' KNEES WITH A CHEAPER STEROID SOLUTION WHILE BILLING INSURANCE FOR A MORE EXPENSIVE SUBSTANCE.

HIS LAKE CHARLES OFFICE WAS THE SUBJECT OF A FEDERAL RAID IN DECEMBER OF 2010... HE CLOSED THAT OFFICE TWO YEARS LATER.

FORET FACES UP TO TEN YEARS IN PRISON AND A 250-THOUSAND DOLLAR FINE.

A SENTENCING DATE HAS NOT YET BEEN SET.

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