MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A chiropractor who pleaded guilty to defrauding Montana’s Medicaid program has been given a six-year deferred prison sentence and ordered to pay $100,000 in restitution.

The Montana Attorney General’s Office filed charges against Andrew Lance Bohlman in September, about three years after questions were raised about his billing practices at his clinic in Seeley Lake.

An investigation found that from January 2012 through January 2016, Bohlman was billing Medicaid for treatments he was not performing. His authorization to bill Medicaid was suspended in December 2016.

Bohlman pleaded guilty to one count of Medicaid fraud by common scheme on Oct. 15. He was sentenced on Dec. 2 by District Judge Jason Marks in Missoula.

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