ILLINOIS CHIROPRACTOR PLEADS GUILTY TO FRAUD AND MONEY LAUNDERING

Photobucket ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS – John M. Hardimon, 41, dba Hardimon Chiropractic Clinic was sentenced to 70 months imprisonment after pleading guilty to 14 counts of health care fraud and one count of money laundering. Hardimon’s sentence included payment of restitution of $1.9 million to 14 separate medical insurers, including Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross Blue Shield and other union welfare funds.
Also confiscated were several of Hardimon’s vehicles, including a BMW convertible, a Toyota Sierra Minivan and a Chrysler Town and Country Minivan and two residences in Shiloh, Illinois. Also seized was $714,641.13 to repay Medicaid and Medicare funds. Hardimon admitted to keeping almost no financial records and creating fake documentation to bill the insurance companies.