MRI Used as Lie-Detector Doesn't Fly in 6th Circuit

A health-care fraud defendant who sought to bolster his testimony with a functional MRI scan indicating he was truthful has lost his federal appeal. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the conviction of Dr. Lorne Semrau, who had sought to admit the MRI to show he was generally truthful when he said he acted in good faith when billing Medicare and Medicaid. The 6th Circuit concluded the trial court did not abuse its discretion in barring the evidence. ABAJournal.com has more