Dr. Paul Kelty

Dr. Paul Kelty (OB-GYN) sentenced for Medicaid fraud

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Published: 02 August 2017

Posted by: Jose M. Leaf

CORYDON, Ind. – A Southern Indiana Obstetrician-Gynaecologist was accused of sexually assaulting his patients but he has escaped sentence to prison.
Dr. Paul Kelty pleaded guilty in front of a superior court judge in Corydon for the two charges. The judge sentenced him to four years of home incarceration.
Kelty left the courthouse not free of all the charges but managed to escaped prison time.
Neither his attorney Richard Mattox nor Dr. Paul himself had much to say.
Kelty, who practiced as a female specialist, initially faced 22 charges. Those charges include sexually assaulting his female patients and over-prescribing pain medicines. Even after such charges, he struck a deal and pleaded guilty for Medicaid fraud and corrupt business influence.
Harrison Co. Prosecutor Otto Schalk said that on the onset, it looked like a strong case, but appeared different towards the end of it.
Schalk said that Kelty got the best deal because whatever he said was inconsistent statements from witnesses.
Kelty gave inconsistent statements at one point of time, and then later gave out a contradictory statement, which caused certain counts to be dismissed, as per Schalk.
Kelty also has multiple health problems and recently went through four bypass surgeries.
One alleged victim, who wished to keep her identity secret, told Judge Joseph Claypool in court that his judgement and the sentence was unfair. She said Kelty is not being held accountable for his sexual abuse, this way.
Kelty lost his license to practice medicine, as a part of his sentence.
Schalk was asked by WDRB News if justice had been served according to him.
He said, he definitely thinks that justice had been served as a doctor has been put out of practice. He will be living on home incarceration for four years and will also face probation for those four years, said Schalk.
Mattox said Kelty wanted to move on with his life outside the prison cell.
Kelty has been asked to pay more than $22,000 in restitution. He is said to have already settled a civil suit for $700-thousand.

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