Former Tulsa oral surgeon accused of exposing patients to HIV is charged for money laundering
MUSKOGEE, Okla. – A former oral surgeon who is accused of exposing thousands of Oklahoma patients to HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C is now being charged with another crime.
In 2013, the Oklahoma Board of Dentistry launched an investigation into Dr. Scott Harrington’s practice after one of his patients tested positive for hepatitis C.
More than 7,000 patients were notified and tested for hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV due to unsanitary conditions and improper sterilization of equipment at the office.
The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported that 77 people tested positive for hepatitis C, five for hepatitis B and four for HIV.
In 2014, Harrington surrendered his dentistry license.
Now, he is in trouble with the law again.
According to KJRH, Harrington is accused of laundering around $15,000 from fraudulently billing Medicaid and Medicare.
Documents filed by the U.S. Attorney’s Office say the fraudulent activity occurred between January 2012 and June of 2012.
If convicted, Harrington will be forced to hand over any items that he purchased with the estimated $30,000 that was obtained.