Office of the Attorney General
Attorney General Greg Stumbo Announces Sentencing of Paducah Oral Surgeon
Attorney General Greg Stumbo today announced that Peter Robert Ciampa, an oral surgeon who practiced in Paducah, Kentucky, was sentenced to two concurrent one year terms, probated to two years, for defrauding the Kentucky Medicaid Program.
In March, a McCracken County jury convicted Ciampa, age 49, of fraudulently billing the Kentucky Medicaid Program and double-billing for services. He was charged with three counts of devising or engaging in a scheme to defraud the Kentucky Medical Assistance Program (KMAP, commonly known as Medicaid) out of nearly $10,000 between January, 2001 and November, 2004.
Ciampa is also ordered to pay restitution, court cost and investigative costs totaling $35,432.91.
“I commend my staff and the jury for bringing this doctor to justice,” said Attorney General Stumbo. “He took an oath to help people and instead was shamelessly lining his pockets with their Medicaid healthcare benefits.”
Ciampa’s trial began March 1, 2007 and was prosecuted by Assistant Attorneys General Lettricea Jefferson-Webb and Jennifer Wintergerst. Kentucky Bureau of Investigation (KBI) Agent Chris Dunkle was the lead investigator on the case. All are assigned to the Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Control Unit of the Office of the Attorney General.
Suspected fraud can be reported to this unit by calling the Attorney General’s tip line at 1-877-ABUSE-TIP (1-877-228-7384).
Peter Robert Ciampa, 49