GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Three Johnson City physicians have agreed to pay $4.25 million over allegations of false claims made to Medicare and TennCare/Medicaid for misbranded, unapproved chemotherapy drugs.
The U.S. attorney's office says William R. Kincaid, Millard R. Lamb and Charles O. Famoyin are former partners in East Tennessee Hematology-Oncology Associates P.C., doing business as McLeod Cancer and Blood Center in Johnson City.
In a statement Tuesday, the U.S. attorney's office said Kincaid was the managing partner and pleaded guilty in December to receiving misbranded drugs with intent to defraud or mislead and was sentenced to two years. Lamb and Famoyin were not criminally charged.
Kincaid's portion of the civil settlement is $2.55 million, while Lamb and Famoyin are to pay $850,000 each.
The statement said McLeod Cancer purchased drugs from a foreign distributor in Canada.
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