Imprisoned cardiologist must pay victims nearly $5.5 million in restitution

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Harry Persaud, MD, a cardiologist from Ohio, was ordered to pay nearly $5.5 million in restitution for performing unnecessary heart procedures, Cleveland.com reports. 

In December, Persaud was sentenced to 20 years in prison for overbilling Medicare and private insurance companies by $29 million between 2006 and 2012. Persaud is required to pay his victims before reimbursing the federal government or insurance companies.

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