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“Rock Doc” Sentenced To Nearly 6 Years In Prison

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(Source: AP)

(Source: AP)

MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — The “Rock Doc” has been sentenced to nearly six years in prison. The South Florida  doctor got the nickname for his spiky hairstyle and punk fashion.  He was sentenced to prison for more than $2.5 million in attempted Medicare fraud.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office reports that 54-year-old Dr. Christopher Gregory Wayne was sentenced Friday. As part of his plea deal, the osteopathic physician must pay back more than $1.6 million he took from the Medicare program, as well as forfeit his Miami Beach residence and a 2002 Mercedes Benz.

Wayne previously pleaded guilty in February to health care fraud and conspiracy to violate U.S. narcotics laws. Under the plea agreement, 14 other fraud charges were dropped.

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