Texas Mutual: 3rd Provider Sentenced in Fraud Scheme

April 15, 2013

Texas Mutual Insurance Co. announced that Michael T. Douglas of Denton, Texas, pleaded guilty to charges of perjury in a workers’ compensation fraud-related case.

A Travis County district court sentenced Douglas to one year of deferred adjudication and ordered him to pay a $300 fine.

Douglas presented false testimony on matters relating to the investigation of his father, Howard T. Douglas, III, M.D.; his sister, Barbara A. Douglas; and their company, Western Medical Evaluators.

Western Medical Evaluators, Douglas and his daughter, Barbara A. Douglas, were indicted in 2010 on charges that they overbilled Texas Mutual for the time taken to perform functional capacity evaluations.

Howard T. Douglas was sentenced in February and ordered to pay $98,411 in restitution to Texas Mutual, in addition to a $500 fine, court costs and other fees. Western Medical Evaluators was fined $1,000.

His daughter also was sentenced in February to 10 years’ probation and ordered her to pay $81,368 in restitution.

Source: Texas Mutual Insurance Co.

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  • April 15, 2013 at 3:38 pm
    Agent says:
    Way to go Texas Mutual. It is not wise to try to defraud Texas Mutual on claims or other inproprieties. They will come after you and either you go to jail or suffer heavy fi... read more
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