Springfield doctor accused in health care fraud scheme dies

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A Springfield cardiologist who pleaded guilty to several federal charges including health care fraud has died, according to a court document.

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

A Springfield cardiologist who pleaded guilty to several federal charges including health care fraud has died, according to a court document.

Dr. Salim Dahdah died Friday morning, according to a notice filed in U.S. Federal Court.

Dahdah was indicted in 2017 with several felonies along with his wife, Cindy Dahdah. Both pleaded guilty to charges in November.

Federal investigators raided the Ohio Institute of Cardiac Care in January 2015. The practice’s offices in Springfield and Englewood have since been shuttered.

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The Dahdahs pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit health care fraud, health care fraud, and health care false statements, according to court documents from the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Eastern Division in Columbus.

A sentencing hearing was set in the case for Wednesday, according to online court records. However, those were continued.

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