Amite mayor pays $270,000 to settle Medicare charges
Amite Mayor Reginald E. Reggie Goldsby paid $270,000 to settle allegations he caused Medicare to pay more than $400,000 in improper claims, federal officials confirmed Thursday.
He is alleged to have violated the False Claims Act, U.S. Attorney David Dugas, of Baton Rouge, said in a written statement.
Dugas said federal investigators accused Goldsby of signing certificates of medical necessity and writing prescriptions for motorized wheelchairs for people whose medical conditions did not meet the Medicare requirements.
Goldsby, a family-medicine physician who has served 24 years as mayor, is seeking re-election Oct. 4.
He declined to comment and referred all questions to his Hammond attorney, Duncan S. Kemp III.
The agreement that settled the dispute was signed July 9 by Goldsby and includes the governments allegation that he went to church health fairs at the request of a wheelchair supplier. That supplier is alleged to have paid Goldsby $300 to $500 per wheelchair prescription at those health fairs in 2003 and 2004.
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#1 Aug 23, 2008
Dr. Goldsby should have gotten a real attorney instead of Kemp. Kemp can't win any case
#2 Aug 7, 2015
The doctor has helped more people in Amite than any Federal Agency ever! He is a Great Guy and I choose him over any court.
#3 Nov 5, 2016
My family were patients of Dr. Goldsby for many years and I trusted him completely. He would still be if we hadn't had to move after Katrina.
He is dedicated to anything and everything he takes on.
I consider him a friend. He was always there for my children and myself and we appreciate his kindness and generosity.
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