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A Franklin County doctor is sentenced to federal prison for healthcare fraud

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A district judge in southern Illinois sentenced a Franklin County doctor to federal prison after he admitted to billing fraudulent insurance claims for profit.

The U.S. attorney reports 50-year-old Dr. Lee Peter Bee, formerly of Sesser, but now of Fenton, Missouri, was sentenced to five months in prison after he pleaded guilty to two counts of health care fraud. Dr. Bee was also ordered to pay $195,170 in restitution.

According to court documents, Dr. Bee practiced osteopathic medicine and operated a private clinic in Sesser.

Between January 2015 and January 2020, Dr. Bee billed Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance companies for medical services he did not perform.

As a result, Dr. Bee fraudulently received payments from insurers totaling at least $195,170.

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