ATLANTA — A doctor from Atlanta has pleaded guilty to Medicaid fraud and aiding the unlicensed practice of medicine.
Nathaniel Johnson received a 10-year sentence on Thursday. The first six months will be served in the county jail.
Attorney General Sam Olens said in a written statement that Johnson allowed Jeff Romeus, a recent graduate of a medical school, to practice medicine even though Romeus did not have a medical license.
Romeus testified that he saw nearly all of the office's patients from June 2006 to December 2007. During that period, Johnson billed Medicaid for more than $217,000.
As part of his sentence, Johnson was ordered to surrender his medical license, have no contact with former patients and repay the Medicaid program.