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Jacksonville Dentist Schneider Medicaid Fraud / Malpractice Claim Update

Dr. Schneider was arrested tonight. Here is an update on the case and charges. You can also read the 36 Page Arrest Warrant Affidavit here.

JSO / Attorney General – Criminal Cases

On November 16, 2015, Dr. Howard S. Schneider was arrested. Here is the latest from JSO’s website:

Schneider Booking

As such, it appears his first appearance was before the court on November 17, 2015, at 9 AM in the Pre-trial Detention facility. However, he bonded out about 10 PM tonight and will be required to appear in court. As such, is Court Date will approximately be December 8 at the Courthouse at a time to be announced.

Here is charging information from JSO:

Schneider Charges Part 1 Schneider Charges Part 2

He was charged with 11 counts of violation of Section 409.920(2)(A)(2), under the Medicaid Fraud Statute. It states:

(2)(a) A person may not:

2. Knowingly make, cause to be made, or aid and abet in the making of a claim for items or services that are not authorized to be reimbursed by the Medicaid program.
The potential punishment:

(b)1. A person who violates this subsection and receives or endeavors to receive anything of value of:

a. Ten thousand dollars or less commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
These are fairly minor charges, given the allegations against him. Each is a felony. We are not exactly sure which incidents are being charged or if more charges are coming. We saw similar abuse in his records, including at least one incident where he billed medicaid and a parent for the exact same procedure.

Here is his booking photo from WJXT:

Schneider Mug

 

The report of him being out on bond:

 

This piece shows Schneider’s apparent defense, courtesy of his brother (who has called us anonymously). He may blame his wife for the fraud:

 

Schneider’s Divorce Case

Additionally, the following documents were filed recently in his divorce case:Schneider Update

In them, they reveal Dr. Schneider is seeking a prompt hearing to allow him assets from the marriage, and particularly funds held by his wife, to pay for lawyer fees and expert costs. They also indicated bond would be $850,000, which seems not to have been the case. His lawyers said:

Schneider Pleading


More Information:

General Information About Dental Abuse Civil Cases:

Case Against Howard S. Schneider:

National News Stories About Schneider Case:

Other Resources:

Evidence Locker:


The Law Offices of John Phillips are based in Jacksonville and Jacksonville Beach, Florida, but John is licensed in Florida, Georgia and Alabama and before the U.S. Supreme Court. We will consult wherever injustice lives. In addition to personal injury and wrongful death, our firm handles family law matters and select criminal defense cases. You can contact us at help@floridajustice.com.

John Phillips Schneider Arrest Press Conf