ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - The owner of two New Mexico eyeglass shops was in court Wednesday accepting a plea deal that could send him to prison for a long time.
According to the Attorney General's office Raymond Eichwald fraudulently billed Medicaid for services he didn't provide or that were not adequately documented.
In some cases he submitted claims for 35 eyeglasses for one person. Eichwald had one store in Albuquerque and another in Cuba.
On Wednesday he accepted a deal 1 1/2 years after charges were filed and pleaded no-contest to 15 counts of Medicaid fraud.
At one point Eichwald faced more than 95 counts with most being dropped as part of the deal.
He faces from seven years to 22 years in prison when he is sentenced on May 30.