Neurosurgeon sentenced to 2 years in federal prison for hiding assets during bankruptcy: 5 things to know

Laura Dyrda -   Print  |

Former neurosurgeon John Henry Schneider, MD, was sentenced to two years in federal prison after attempting to hide assets during bankruptcy proceedings, according to the Billings Gazette.

Here are five things to know:

1. Dr. Schneider, who practiced neurosurgery in Billings, Mont., was sued for medical malpractice and then filed for bankruptcy. During his bankruptcy proceedings, it was discovered he hid $309,686 in a secret bank account from the U.S. trustee.

2. Dr. Schneider plead guilty and prosecutors dropped four other charges.

3. In addition to the prison sentence, Dr. Schneider received three years of supervised release and $308,945 restitution.

4. Dr. Schneider was in the news last year for joining the staff at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Iowa City, Iowa, after the medical malpractice cases were brought against him, even though he disclosed his issues with malpractice.

5. In the report, Dr. Schneider said he plans to enter a new career in conflict resolution.

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