Monday, April 5, 2010

Another Guilty Plea In Clark's Pharmacy Probe

An Overton County man has pleaded guilty to TennCare fraud and theft of services. 40-year-old Michael R. Akers of Livingston, pleaded guilty to five counts of felony TennCare fraud and one count of theft of services. Akers was sentenced to three years in prison, but that sentence was suspended to three years probation as part of his agreement to plead guilty. In the meantime, he must repay TennCare more than $3,800 in restitution. Akers was one of 22 TennCare enrollees arrested in October 2007 in an investigation of Clark's Pharmacy in Livingston. Pharmacist Malcolm D. Clark was also charged in the investigation. He has already been sentenced to 10 years of supervised probation.