Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Oklahoma
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Tulsa Man Charged With Money Laundering
Information Filed Against 67 Year Old Dentist
MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that an Information was filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma charging WAYNE SCOTT HARRINGTON, age 67, of Tulsa, Oklahoma with MONEY LAUNDERING, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1957. Money Laundering is punishable by up to 10 years imprisonment, a fine not to exceed $250,000.00 or twice the amount of the criminally derived property, 3 years of supervised release and a $100 special assessment.
The Information alleges that on or about June 5, 2012 HARRINGTON, a former dentist, laundered monies obtained from fraudulent billing of Medicaid and Medicare during his practice of dentistry.
The charges are a result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigative Services, Department of Defense – Office of Inspector General, U.S. Health and Human Services – Office of Inspector General, Drug Enforcement Administration and the Oklahoma Attorney General Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.
Assistant United States Attorney Melody Nelson and Assistant United States Attorney Edward Snow represent the United States.
“The above named individual has been charged with a federal crime or crimes. An Information does not constitute evidence of guilt. An Information is a method of bringing charges against the defendant. A defendant is presumed innocent of the charges and may not be found guilty unless evidence establishes guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. United States Sentencing Guidelines may be considered, upon conviction, by the sentencing court. Federal prison sentences are non-parolable.”