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Former insurance commissioner indicted on health care fraud charges


Former Georgia Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of health care fraud and money laundering, The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports. The conduct alleged in the indictment occurred after Oxendine’s 16-year tenure as insurance and safety fire commissioner ended. Prosecutors said Oxendine conspired with Jeffrey Gallups, an Alpharetta-based ear, nose and throat doctor, and others to submit $2.5 million in fraudulent insurance claims for medically unnecessary lab tests, in exchange for kickbacks.

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