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Attorneys for Tupelo doctor issue statement on Medicare fraud allegations

Updated - The attorneys for Dr. George Hammitt issued a statement on Thursday.

Posted: Dec 11, 2019 2:31 PM
Updated: Dec 12, 2019 1:02 PM

JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - The federal government filed two separate civil complaints against two doctors in north Mississippi for Medicare fraud.

In the first case, the government filed a complaint in federal court in Aberdeen against Dr. George Hammitt III and Pain Management Center of North Mississippi.

According to the complaint, the government says Hammitt and or the Pain Management Center, based in Tupelo, submitted false claims to Medicare from January 2008 through August 2017.

In the second case, the government filed a complaint against Dr. Christopher Cummins in Lafayette County.

Cummins was the physician and owner of Magnolia State Family Medicine in Ripley.

Federal prosecutors say Cummins submitted false claims to the Medicare program from January 2010 through 2017.

In both cases, the government is asking for a jury trial.

Open this link to view the complaint against Hammitt.

Open this link to view the complaint against Cummins.

Hammitt's legal counsel issued a statement on Thursday. Open this link to view the statement.

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