Cleveland cardiologist argues to overturn his 20-year sentence for fraud, money laundering

A Cleveland-area cardiologist who is currently serving a 20-year prison sentence for healthcare fraud, money laundering and subjecting patients to unnecessary testing, including stent insertions and catheterizations, is asking a judge to overturn his case, reports Cleveland.com.

In a motion Harold Persaud, MD, claims his attorneys did not “properly object” to allowing testimony from experts the federal prosecutors used at the trial. The motion states the testimony should not have been admitted by the judge. Additionally, the motion claims the jury was swayed by statement non-expert witnesses made about his medical practice. 

Persaud received almost $6 million in Medicare and insurance payouts over a six-year period while in private practice. He already lost an appeal to the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

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