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Thu Oct 31, 2019, 12:40 AM

Westlake man sentenced to nearly five years in prison for his role in a conspiracy to defraud the

Westlake man sentenced to nearly five years in prison for his role in a conspiracy to defraud the Cleveland Clinic out of $2.7 million


A Westlake man was sentenced to nearly five years in prison for his role in a conspiracy to defraud the Cleveland Clinic out more than $2.7 million.

Wisam Rizk was sentenced to 58 months in prison and ordered to pay $2.7 million in restitution. Rizk previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and honest services fraud and related charges. Rizk will be deported upon completion of his sentence

Rizk worked as Chief Technology Officer at Interactive Visual Health Records, a company formed by Cleveland Clinic Innovations to develop a visual medical charting concept of certain Clinic physicians into a functioning, marketable product, according to the indictment.

Rizk was hired at IVHR by Gary Fingerhut, the former executive director at Cleveland Clinic Innovations. Fingerhut previously pleaded guilty to his role in the conspiracy and was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison.

Read more: https://www.justice.gov/usao-ndoh/pr/westlake-man-sentenced-nearly-five-years-prison-his-role-conspiracy-defraud-cleveland

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