MedicaidFraud optMichael David Goodwin, DDS, owner of the Amarillo, Tex-based Goodwin Orthodontics, has been ordered to forfeit $1.56 million he fraudulently collected from Texas Medicaid for orthodontic work he billed for but never performed between 2008 and 2011.

Goodwin pleaded guilty in December 2012 to one count of health care fraud. He faces up to 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 when sentenced. As a part of his plea, Goodwin agreed not to challenge the forfeiture, according to the Amarillo Globe-News.

Prosecutors allege Goodwin fraudulently billed for work he never performed and reportedly scheduled up to 100 patients daily.

An earlier affidavit filed by the FBI states that Goodwin billed Medicaid for about $11.7 million from March 2008 to March 2011, resulting in payouts totaling about $7.5 million. According to the affidavit, about 95% of Goodwin Orthodontics’ patients were Medicaid recipients.