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Jan 12, 2012 11:00 AM by AP

Doctor charged for receiving child porn, fraud

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A 51-year-old Metairie physician has been charged in a two-count superseding bill of information for allegedly receiving materials involving the sexual exploitation of minors and health care fraud.
U.S. Attorney Jim Letten says the charges against Dr. Dan Joachim and Physicians Analytical Services, Inc., a subsidiary of Maryland-based Intra-Op Monitoring Services, where he served as medical director, were handed up Wednesday.
According to Letten's office, IOM employed doctors to remotely monitor surgical procedures. Letten says PAS fraudulently billed various health care benefit programs for services the doctors did not provide.
Joachim also allegedly received and attempted to receive digital and computer images of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct.
If convicted, he faces up to 30 years in prison and a $500,000 fine. PAS faces a maximum fine of $500,000.

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