Dr. Cheruvu was indicted and hired Womble Bond Dickinson three years after being indicted. Womble took him to trial and all of the felony charges were dismissed following the cross examination of the lead investigator. Dr. Cheruvu later moved to withdraw his misdemeanor plea to “willful blindness” and after a series of negotiations, numerous motions, and a change of plea hearing, the US District Court for the Western District of New York has, at the Government's request, dismissed the superseding indictment against Womble Bond Dickinson client, Sreekrishna M. Cheruvu, MD.
The Government initially charged Dr. Cheruvu with thirteen counts of healthcare fraud in connection with billing procedures at his medical practice. Ultimately, the Government and T3 Medical (the unindicted medical practice) reached a non-prosecution agreement in which Dr. Cheruvu admitted no wrongdoing of any kind. Dr. Cheruvu and the Government also agreed to a stipulated dismissal of the accompanying civil forfeiture action, pursuant to which the Government returned over $400,000 to Dr. Cheruvu and drop all claims for hundreds of thousands more initially sought in criminal forfeiture. For more information, see United States v. Cheruvu, No. 14-CR-130S.