A former Washington podiatrist will spend time in prison and be required to pay restitution in a federal Medicare fraud case.

Dr. John M. Dailey, 55, of West St. Louis County, was sentenced Monday to eight months in prison for making false statements under the Medicare program about face-to-face visits that he did not actually provide to three patients, the U.S. attorney’s office reported.

Under the sentence handed down by U.S. District Court Judge Henry Autrey, Dailey also will be required to pay $60,000 in restitution to the Medicare program.

Dailey pleaded guilty last September to three felony counts of making false statements to Medicare.

According to court documents, during 2008-09, Dr. Dailey requested money from the Medicare program for office visits that he did not actually provide because he was on vacation and outside of the state on the dates of the services, including trips to Las Vegas, Nev., and Hawaii. In his plea agreement, Dailey admitted that he held and abused a position of trust as a Medicare provider and licensed podiatrist when committing these crimes.