WEST VIRGINIA News: WHEELING, Dr. Roland F. Chalifoux, Local physician placed under supervision and will pay restitution

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Dr. Roland F. Chalifoux, Jr., a physician associated with a pain management clinic in McMechen, West Virginia, will pay more than $28,000 in restitution as a part of an agreement, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

The United States filed a pre-trial diversion agreement as a part of a motion to dismiss charges against Chalifoux. Chalifoux, age 59, of St. Clairsville, Ohio, has agreed to pay restitution in the amount of $28,606.75, be under supervision by the United States Probation Office, and abide by all conditions set forth in the agreement for 12 months. If at any time, any violations are made, the United States can rescind the agreement and pursue said charges.

Chalifoux has agreed to pay the following:
• Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services – $2,320.62
• WV Medicaid Fraud Control Unit – $9,860.95
• The Health Plan of the Upper Ohio Valley – $11,339.71
• Blue Cross Blue Shield – $5,085.47

The Motion to Dismiss and the Pre-Trial Diversion Agreement were filed earlier this week.

SOURCE: news provided by JUSTICE.GOV on Thursday, November 1, 2018.