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Cleveland Clinic Innovation executive sentenced to prison for fraud

December 26, 2018 / Diana Manos

The Department of Justice announced that Gary Fingerhut, a former manager of a Cleveland Clinic spin-off, was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison and $2.7 million in restitution for conspiracy to defraud the Cleveland Clinic. The clinic hired Fingerhut in 2010 to help manage the development of products inspired by the clinic's physicians, particularly a visual medical chart. When the Cleveland Clinic promoted Fingerhut from general manger of information tech to executive director, he made a false move that landed him in jail and millions of dollars in the hole. Fingerhut has admitted to his crimes, pleading guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and honest services wire fraud and one count of making false statements.