Former orthopedic surgeon gets 111 months for 2nd healthcare fraud conviction


Former New York orthopedic surgeon Spyros Panos was sentenced to 111 months in prison for fraud and identity theft charges he pled guilty to in 2020, according to the Department of Justice, Southern District of New York.

Mr. Panos pleaded guilty to wire fraud, healthcare fraud and aggravated identity theft in October 2020 for stealing a colleague's identity and collecting $876,389.97 in payments for reviewing workers' compensation patient files.  

Mr. Panos surrendered his New York State medical license in 2013 after a prior healthcare fraud conviction, the Department of Justice said Nov. 30.

In addition to prison, Mr. Panos was sentenced to three eyars of supervissed release.

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