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Frewsburg man sentenced for healthcare fraud

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Posted at 5:16 PM, Mar 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-01 17:16:13-05

A Frewsburg man has been sentenced to three years supervised release after being convicted of healthcare fraud, prosecutors announced Wednesday.

They said Leo Kronert Jr., while serving as a full-time teacher at Salamanca High School and a part-time chiropractor in Salamanca, submitted false claims to Medicare and private insurance companies. They said he was seeking reimbursement for health care services allegedly provided in connection with his chiropractic practice.  

The claims totaled approximately $92,000, and included bills for patient visits on dates during which Kronert was traveling out of the area, and bills for an individual who did not reside in Western New York.

As part of his sentence, Kronert Jr., 66, will spend six months in home confinement, perform 100 hours of community service, and pay nearly $60,000 in restitution.