Sisco asks judge to set aside conviction

Eugene Sisco III
Eugene Sisco III

PIKEVILLE, Ky. — A Pikeville businessman who was convicted of health care fraud and wire fraud during his federal trial earlier this month is now asking the judge to overturn the jury’s decision and either find him not guilty or grant him a new trial.

Eugene Sisco III, 36, of Pikeville, was found guilty of requiring Medicaid patients to pay cash for services covered by Medicaid and ordering medically unnecessary urine tests at his lab.

He has hired new attorneys since his conviction on Nov. 8, and on Monday they filed motions for acquittal or for a new trial.

They argue that the evidence presented by prosecutors was insufficient for a “rational jury” to convict him.

The government has not responded to the motions.