Local Doctor Sentenced for Kickbacks and Not Reporting Med. Marijuana Certifcation Money

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GRAND RAPIDS - An Okemos doctor is sentenced to two years in prison accepting kickbacks and for not reporting cash income from signing medical marijuana certifications. Dr. Shannon Wiggins was given the sentence in federal court.

A statement form the Department of Justice says, "The convictions arise from an Indictment which charged that between January 2004 and April 2011 Dr. Wiggins conspired with her husband, Mohamad Abduljaber, to receive kickbacks for referring patients for electrodiagnostic testing. Dr. Wiggins also admitted signing a false tax return which did not accurately disclose cash income that she earned from signing medical marijuana certifications. "

Abduljaber has entered guilty pleas to the same charges and will be sentenced in October.

Dr. Wiggins was also ordered to to pay $285,781 in restitution to Medicaid and the IRS and to forfeit $550,000. Dr. Wiggins's also loses her medical offices at 4415 Grand River Ave. and 2310 E. Michigan Ave. in Lansing, a 2009 Jaguar, and a 2006 Cadillac Escalade.

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