(Neb)-Ex-Dentist Paying Restititution While Awaiting Sentencing In Medical Laser Fraud
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - Federal court records reviewed by the Rapid City Journal show a former Rapid City dentist convicted of running an illegal medical laser scheme has paid $637,000 in restitution as he awaits sentencing.
82-year-old Larry Lytle pleaded guilty in January to criminal contempt and conspiracy in an agreement that included reimbursing all customers who purchased one of his QLaser medical devices. Sales totaled more than $16 million at an average price of about $4,000.
As part of his plea deal, Lytle admitted to selling hundreds of QLasers from 2005 through 2015, placing veterinary labels on the handheld devices to evade review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Lytle and his co-conspirators claimed the devices could treat more than 200 medical conditions, including AIDS.
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