BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A 44-year-old New Orleans man has been sentenced in Baton Rouge to 15 months in federal prison for his role in frauds alleged to have cost Medicare more than $2.5 million.

The man, former physician Anthony Stephen Jase, conceded he owes taxpayers $360,293 for his limited participation in the health care frauds.

According to court records, the $360,293 was lost as a result of bogus prescriptions Jase wrote for power wheelchairs and other unnecessary medical equipment sold by two companies in Baton Rouge and New Orleans.

U.S. District Judge James J. Brady ordered Jase to report to federal prison by Feb. 10.