BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department says the operator of community health centers in Baton Rouge and a patient recruiter for a community mental health center in Houston have been sentenced in a $258 million Medicare fraud scheme.

The sentences were handed down Friday in federal court in Baton Rouge.

The department said 53-year-old Roslyn F. Dogan, of Baton Rouge was sentenced to 90 months in prison; 48-year-old James R. Hunter of Houston received 60 months.

In May a federal jury found Dogan guilty of conspiracy to commit health care fraud, and two counts of health care fraud. The jurors convicted Hunter of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and conspiracy to pay and receive kickbacks.

The department said Dogan and Hunter are among 17 people convicted in the case.

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