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July 19, 2017

Posted  August 8, 2017

Sreedhar Potarazu, an ophthalmic surgeon and founder of VitalSpring Technologies Inc., was sentenced to 10 years in prison for defrauding his former company’s shareholders and for failing to pay employment taxes.  He was also ordered to pay roughly $50 million in restitution to the shareholders and $7.7 million to the IRS, and forfeiture of several homes, vehicles, and bank accounts.  From at least 2008, Potarazu provided materially false and misleading information to VitalSpring’s shareholders to induce more than $49 million in capital investments in the company.  DOJ

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