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:
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:
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.
(b)1. A person who violates this subsection and receives or endeavors to receive anything of value of:
Here is his booking photo from WJXT:
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
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:
General Information About Dental Abuse Civil Cases:
- ◊ What is Dental Abuse and Why Does it Exist?
- ◊ Medical & Dental Malpractice and the Mandatory Pre-Suit Period
- ◊ Dental Abuse Statutes of Limitation in Florida
- ◊ Dental Abuse Cases: Class Action in Florida or Not?
- ◊ 5 Simple Tips on How to Choose a Medical or Dental Malpractice Lawyer
Case Against Howard S. Schneider:
- ◊ Frequently Asked Questions and Update on Howard Schneider Cases
- ◊ Statements Made by Jacksonville Pediatric Dentist Howard S. Schneider, DDS
- ◊ Download the 36 Page Arrest Warrant Affidavit Here
- ◊ Jacksonville Dentist Howard Schneider’s Dental Assistant Arrested / Booked
- ◊ Jacksonville Dentist Schneider Medicaid Fraud / Malpractice Claim Update
- ◊ Jacksonville Dentist Howard S. Schneider Uses Vehicle to Intimidate?
- ◊ May 2015 – The Case(s) Against Schneider: Explained
- ◊ Legal Opinion: The Dr. Schneider “Class Action Law Suit” Can’t Proceed
National News Stories About Schneider Case:
- ◊ National News Stories Regarding Howard S. Schneider
- ◊ Dentist the Menace Blog
- ◊ Insurance Journal Discusses Schneider Case
- ◊ U.S. Senators Release Report on Dental Clinics That Skirt Regulations
- ◊ Similar Case (Multi-State Class Action) – Insurers for troubled dental chain Small Smiles’ to pay out $39 million in tentative settlement
- ◊ Press Release by Florida Attorney General on Schneider Case
- ◊ Howard Schneider In His Own Words: The Newsletters
- ◊ Download the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Guidelines here
- ◊ 2015 Florida Law Regulating Dentists
- ◊ Order Relinquishing Florida Dental License (Schneider)
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