Federal civil lawsuit cites local doctor
by DELANEY WALKER, Banner Staff Writer
May 21, 2013 | 1977 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A federal civil lawsuit was filed May 13 against a local doctor, Raymond Sean Brown, for money laundering, and mail, wire and health care fraud.

According to the public court documents, nearly $6.8 million was seized from two of Brown’s accounts by federal agents on Dec. 18, 2012. The money has been placed in an account maintained by the United States Marshals Service.

The document stated the money was seized due to alleged violations of 18 U.S.C. 1341, 1343, 1347 and 1956. A total of $6,579,517 was taken from Brown’s account at Athens Federal Community Bank and $186,091 was taken from Brown’s Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union account.

An unidentified employee at Brown’s office this morning said the Cleveland doctor is referring all inquiries to his attorney, Jerry Summers. Contacted at his Chattanooga office, Summers told the Cleveland Daily Banner the allegations do not involve medical malpractice.

“He is still practicing and these allegations do not pertain to any malpractice as to the treatment,” Summers said. “We have already had some calls of support. He is a good doctor ... ”

Summers said he could not divulge any further information on the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Anne-Marie Svolto of Knoxville is set as the prosecutor for this case.

The court document mentioned, “Brown, and others ...,” but no further names have been released at this time.

According to the filed document, “Brown used the proceeds of the aforementioned specified unlawful activities to promote the carrying on of the specified unlawful activities in violation of 18 U.S.C. 1956(a)(1)(A)(i).”

Brown currently practices at Bradley Physical Medicine and Rehab.