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Nashville firm's ex-leader gets 35 months for embezzlement

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Posted at 9:28 AM, Sep 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-30 10:28:06-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Louisiana man has received a 35-month federal prison sentence after pleading guilty to embezzling more than $760,000 from Nashville-based Omnis Health Inc., where he formerly was president.

The Nashville U.S. attorney's office says Robert Burton also was ordered to pay more than $1 million combined in restitution to his former company and the IRS and was fined $15,000 during his sentencing Monday. Prosecutors say that between 2013 and 2017, Burton claimed he was using personal funds to purchase diabetic testing supplies.

Instead, he placed the supplies in online shopping carts and printed the screen displays as receipts. Burton also fabricated credit card receipts and submitted false travel expense claims.