Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Missouri Denies Medical License to Doctor Convicted in Fraud Case

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Missouri Denies Medical License to Doctor Convicted in Fraud Case

Article excerpt

The board that regulates Missouri physicians has denied a medical license to a St. Louis-area doctor who has twice been sentenced to federal prison.

The Missouri Board of Registration for the Healing Arts found that Rajitha Johnson, 56, formerly Rajitha Goli, did not present satisfactory evidence of "good moral character."

In 2002, a federal judge sent Johnson to prison for one year and made her pay back nearly $650,000 from a kickback and fraudulent billing scheme involving a hospital in Nebraska.

The healing arts board revoked her license and gave her the maximum time she would have to wait to reapply: seven years.

Johnson was featured in a 2010 Post-Dispatch investigation into how doctors with felonies can move to other states to practice.

After her revocation in Missouri, Johnson worked at a clinic in Illinois, where she was still licensed. …

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