Former doctor in Ripley being sued by federal government for fraud

A former doctor in ripley is being sued by the federal government for Medicare fraud.

The case is against Dr. Christopher Cummins and was filed in federal court in Lafayette County.

Cummins was the physician and owner of Magnolia State Family Medicine in Ripley.

Federal prosecutors claim that Cummins submitted false claims to the Medicare program from January 2010 through 2017.

The clinic abruptly shut down operation in Tippah county two years ago.

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