WHEELING – A Parkersburg doctor has been sentenced to more than four years in federal prison for health care fraud and tax evasion.
Barton Joseph Adams, 61, who operated a pain management clinic in Vienna, was given a 50-month sentence. In a plea agreement, he agreed to forfeit $3.7 million and make $3.1 million in restitution to health-care providers.
According to the government, Adams and his wife evaded taxes by hiding money in foreign accounts and made bogus claims for health care payments totaling nearly $4 million. Adams’ wife was convicted in 2011 of 16 felony counts.