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March 05, 2021 05:00am
By Jill Murphy, Associate Editor
Federal judge declares Briley case a mistrial.
The case against former nurse practitioner John Michael Briley, has been declared a mistrial, according toThe Jackson Sun.
Briley was indicted last year for allegedly forging the signature of a physician on nearly 150 treatment forms. This forgery caused Medicare and TennCare to issue more than $330,000 in payments for unauthorized services.
The office of US Attorney Edward Stanton III, confirmed the federal judge’s mistrial after a legal issue that required Briley’s defense attorney to withdraw from the case.
Briley’s trial was scheduled to start Monday, but now he will have a new trial on all counts set by the court.