Nestor Garcia

The Tampa Tribune
Psychiatrist sentenced to prison
April 8, 1998
By Keith Morelli

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A judge sentences a psychiatrist to prison for billing Medicare and Medicaid for services he never performed.

A psychiatrist convicted of submitting bills of more than $ 4.5 million to Medicare and Medicaid between 1994 and 1995 was sentenced Tuesday to 6+ years in federal prison.

Nestor A. Garcia was found guilty at a December health care fraud trial. Garcia was ordered to repay nearly $ 1.7 million to federal health care programs.

Garcia, 43, also was ordered to serve three years of probation after his prison term is completed…