Sisco fraud trial delayed until September

Eugene Sisco III
Eugene Sisco III
Eugene Sisco III

PIKEVILLE, Ky. — The federal fraud trial of a Pike County drug treatment clinic operator has been delayed for two months.

Eugene Sisco III, 35, of Pikeville, is charged with wire fraud and health care fraud.

Sisco is accused of requiring Medicaid patients to pay $200-to-$300 a month for services at his drug treatment centers in Pike, Floyd and Harlan counties, even though those services were covered by Medicaid. He is alleged to have made more than $3 million from the scheme.

His trial date had originally been set for July 12, but that has now been postponed until Sept. 7.

After some discussion about holding the trial in London, because the courthouse there can accommodate more witnesses, the judge decided to keep it in Pikeville instead.

The government plans to call around two dozen witnesses to testify against Sisco, while the defense plans to call between eight and 10.