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Omaha dentist charged as part of nationwide opioid crackdown

Omaha dentist charged as part of nationwide opioid crackdown. (MGN)

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha dentist has been charged with defrauding the state of thousands of dollars in health care money as part of a national crackdown.

The U.S. Attorney's Office for Nebraska says 58-year-old Gregory Garro Jr. has been indicted on 24 counts of health care fraud for submitting claims to and receiving reimbursement from Nebraska Medicaid for dental services he didn't provide.

The indictment says Garro collected more than $82,500 from Medicaid between February 2013 and January 2016 for 129 claims for dental services he didn't provide.

Prosecutors say he faces up to 10 years in prison for each count.

No attorney was listed Thursday for Garro in federal online court documents.

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