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Balaklaw among five indicted by Lawrence grand jury;

 

LOUISA, Ky., -- An anesthesiologist from Louisa, Ky., who is also the former owner of two eastern Kentucky pain clinics, is among five persons indicted by a Lawrence County Grand Jury last Friday.

Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway says Dr. Lee Adam Balaklaw, 56, last known address 1057 Meadowbrook Lane, was indicted on 20 counts of Medicaid fraud following an investigation into his billing practices at Anesthesia Associates of Louisa.

 

The charges allege that from January 2007 through July 2010, Balaklaw fraudulently billed $90,000 for the 29 patients.

   If found guilty of the 20 counts of Class D felonies, Balaklaw could spend one to fve years in jail on each count and a fine of between $1,000 to $10,000 on each count. A warrant has been issued for Balaklaw’s arrest and his bond will be set at $5,000 cash.

 

Among the list of others who were indicted is William Chaffin, 23, of Louisa. Chaffins is charged with operating a motor vehicle on April 4 while under the influence of alcohol/drugs fourth offense within five years, driving on DUI suspended license, no insurance, prescription not in proper container.

Joseph Bentley, 31, of Louisa was indicted and charged with flagrant non-support in the amount of $30,452.70 owed to Augusta Howard going back as far as January 2008.

Timothy Hines, 41, of Louisa was indicted and chargd with first degree bail jumping. The indictment states that on August 26, after bein released from custody of the court Hines failed to appear at the time and place he was ordered by the court for a report date on felony charges of theft by deception under $500.

Nathan Ramey, 47, of Ashland, was indicted and charged by the grand jury with wanton endangerment. The indictment states that Ramey engaged in conduct which created a substantial danger to Theresa Ramey on August 9.

An indictment is not proof of guilt ot innocence.

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