Hearing for Indicted Doctor

A judge will decide whether a former Allegany County, New York, doctor charged with fraud can return to federal court in Buffalo on his own or in the custody of US Marshals.

52-year-old Fitzgerald Anthony Hudson of Dearborn, Michigan, has been indicted by a federal grand jury for using a false document in a health care matter and criminal contempt. Among the places Hudson practiced medicine was Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville.

Hudson is accused of not reporting that he was dismissed from a residency program in New Jersey, in 2003, for incompetence. He is also accused of not reporting that he lost his job in an Ogdensburg, New York, ER because of poor performance in 2008. He also allegedly lied about earning an undergraduate degree from York University, in Ontario.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Hudson got to be an approved health care provider for the Medicare program, BluCross and BlueShield and Univera by providing false information. Hudson is also accused of billing Medicare for health services for at least two months after a judge ordered him not to.

The US Attorney’s Office say because Hudson is physically in Michigan now, a removal hearing had to be held to see if he’ll be detained there until he’s taken to New York, or whether he can go on his own.

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