Health care fraud trial date set for Feb. 21

By NEMS Daily Journal

OXFORD – Trial is set to begin Feb. 21 in the health care fraud case of three men, including Tupelo businessman Raymond Shoemaker.
Shoemaker, a health care executive, is accused in a multi-million-dollar scheme with businessman Lee Garner and physician Robert Corkern, both of Batesville.
They were scheduled to go on trial Jan. 9, but at least one of the case’s 13 attorneys had a conflict. Monday, Senior U.S. District Judge Neal B. Biggers set the new date.
The trial is expected to last three weeks in Oxford.
Wednesday, former Panola County administrator David Chandler is expected to plead guilty to
some role in the alleged fraud. He was not indicted with the trio but is mentioned prominently in the document.