Ex-Temple medical chair in custody after verdict

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - August 22, 2011

Federal prosecutors say Dr. Joseph Kubacki (koo-BAHK'-ee) submitted more than $3 million in phony bills for patients at Temple's eye clinic when they were instead seen by medical residents.

Prosecutors say the ophthalmology school chairman drank on the job and billed for patient visits when he was out of town - once to consult for U.S. prosecutors in Washington.

A defense lawyer argued that the 62-year-old Kubacki had no motive to file phony bills, because he earned his yearly bonus for running the department, not seeing patients.

Kubacki was recently living in Destin, Fla.

A judge revoked his bail after the verdict.

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