Grand Rapids, Mich – An Ishpeming man pleaded guilty to Medicare fraud totaling $5.7 million earlier this month.
Nurse Practitioner, Richard Laksonen, admitted to ordering medical braces and cancer genetic testing without performing assessments and verifying orders in a reasonable fashion.
Laksonen continued to approve orders even after an investigator for a health insurer warned him.
The investigation also established that many of the tests and braces were not medically necessary.
He faces federal charges.
He will be sentenced on November 15th.