“Perhaps most notable of all is the fact that this overwhelming amount of evidence was often supported, and often in excruciating detail, by Dr. Lockhart’s own texts, photos and videos,” Anchorage Superior Court Judge Michael Wolverton said of the verdict.
Bills over $200 million for intravenous sedation without proper justification were charged by both him and his former office manager, Shauna Cranford. Last year, Cranford took a consolidated plea agreement on 40 charges.
The trial began November 12th 2019 and Lockhart’s defense attorney apologized for his client’s behavior. He said that Lockhart felt remorse for his actions. However, the defense attorney, Paul Stockler, did argue that the dentist and his manager did not in fact falsify all of the Medicaid claimed that they were accused of falsifying.