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McMechen physician to be placed under supervision, pay restitution in place of charges

Dr. Roland F. Chalifoux, Jr., a physician associated with a pain management clinic in McMechen, will pay more than $28,000 in restitution as a part of an agreement, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Dr. Roland F. Chalifoux, Jr., a physician associated with a pain management clinic in McMechen, will pay more than $28,000 in restitution as a part of an agreement, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

The United States filed a pre-trial diversion agreement as a part of a motion to dismiss charges against Chalifoux. Chalifoux, age 59, of St. Clairsville, has agreed to pay restitution in the amount of $28,606.75, be under supervision by the United States Probation Office, and abide by all conditions set forth in the agreement for 12 months. If at any time, any violations are made, the United States can rescind the agreement and pursue said charges.

Chalifoux has agreed to pay the following:

• Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - $2,320.62

• WV Medicaid Fraud Control Unit - $9,860,95

• The Health Plan of the Upper Ohio Valley - $11,339.71

• Blue Cross Blue Shield - $5,085.47

The Motion to Dismiss and the Pre-Trial Diversion Agreement were filed earlier this week

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