Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

August 15, 2013

Feds seek $1M from W.Va. doctor convicted of fraud


Associated Press

CLARKSBURG — Federal prosecutors are seeking the forfeiture of more than $1 million from a Clarksburg dermatologist convicted of fraud and tax charges.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew Cogar says in a court filing that’s how much 59-year-old Allen G. Saoud received from the fraud.

A jury convicted Saoud in June of 22 counts, including health care fraud, bankruptcy fraud, identity theft and filing false tax returns.

The jury found that Saoud schemed to circumvent his exclusion from Medicare and Medicaid to illegally obtain money. It also found that he lied to a federal agent about his medical practice and testified falsely under oath about the practice.

The Exponent Telegram reports that U.S. District Judge Irene Keeley has yet to rule on the prosecution’s request.

Saoud is awaiting sentencing.