Feds: Florida doctor stole $26M to fund political ambition

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Federal authorities have accused a Florida vascular surgeon of bilking the government and health insurers of more than $26 million to possibly finance his political ambitions in his native country of Ghana. Earlier this month, a federal grand jury unsealed a 58-count indictment against Dr. Moses deGraft-Johnson. Authorities say he falsely billed insurers and the government for work he did not actually perform. In court documents filed Friday by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Florida, prosecutors allege that the doctor’s ultimate professional goal is to one day become the president of Ghana.