A physician from Dearborn had his license to practice medicine in Michigan suspended this week, following his felony conviction for Health Care Fraud last year.
Fitzgerald Anthony Hudson, 53, was sentenced to 24 months in prison followed by three years supervised release, on June 3, 2013. Hudson was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $227,548.35, the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs reported.
The conviction was based on him lying about his qualifications to practice medicine, which resulted in Hudson being granted privileges at Jones Memorial Hospital in New York, and him receiving payments from benefits programs including Medicare and BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York.
The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs issued the order to immediately suspend Hudson's medical license on Jan. 2.