Physician Indicted on 210 Counts of Healthcare Fraud and Money Laundering
GAINESVILLE - A Gainesville physician has been indicted on 210 counts of money laundering and healthcare fraud and the U.S. Attorney's office says she has has surrendered to the charges.
Dr. Ona Colasante moved her clinic from Hawthorne to Gainesville, and in June 2011 the FBI raided her office, and she shut down in 2013.
Now she's being charged with submitting fradulent claims to healthcare programs for procedures never provided or for unecessary tests.
One former patient - who didn't want us to show her face on camera - says her insurance was charged multiple times for procedure she never received - "she was doing some bogus charges because she wanted to keep adding on to my bill, I just couldn't trust her."
Colasante in a 2013 interview with TV20 says she never knew why the FBI raided her clinic in 2011.
She was also charged with purchasing and using non-FDA approved drugs on patients without their consent.
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