Silver Spring dentist pleads guilty to mail and health care fraud, DOJ says

A dentist from Silver Spring, Maryland, pleaded guilty Wednesday for conspiracy to commit mail fraud and health care fraud.

A dentist from Silver Spring, Maryland, pleaded guilty Wednesday for conspiracy to commit mail fraud and health care fraud — he’ll pay back more than $1.2 million as part of the plea deal, according to the Department of Justice.

Edward T. Buford III, 70, is accused of devising and executing a plan to defraud Medicaid in D.C., according to a news release from the department.



Between January 2013 and May 2018, Buford and his co-conspirator paid kickbacks in exchange for

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