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Retired Ashland cardiologist sentenced to five years in prison for doing unnecessary heart operations

A retired Ashland cardiologist has been sentenced to five years in prison and ordered to pay $1.1 million in restitution after being convicted two and a half years ago of doing hundreds of unnecessary heart operations. Dr. Richard E. Paulus, 71, who practiced at King’s Daughters Medical Center, “billed more to Medicare for certain heart procedures than any cardiologist in the country from 2006...