Lab Owner Says Indictment 'Not a Problem'

Lab Owner Says Indictment 'Not a Problem'
Billy Joe Taylor, a Sebastian County lab owner indicted in a $100 million health care fraud scheme. (Billy Joe Taylor)

A 42-year-old Sebastian County man said the indictment handed down against him last week in an alleged scheme to defraud the federal government of more than $100 million in false billings was “not a problem.”

“Our team welcomes the indictment,” Billy Joe Taylor of Lavaca told Whispers via text message. “It’s an opportunity for us to now present our case.”

Taylor denied the allegations of wrongdoing to Arkansas Business last month.

A federal grand jury in the Western District of Arkansas returned an indictment against Taylor with 16 counts of health care fraud and one count of engaging in a monetary transaction in criminally derived property. He is represented by Joshua Sabert Lowther and Katryna Lyn Spearman of Lowther Walker LLC of Atlanta, which handles health care fraud cases against the government.