Ala AG admits math mistake, theft charges dropped


MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A judge has dismissed Medicaid theft charges against a north Alabama doctor after the state attorney general's office admitted making a mathematical mistake in the case.

Montgomery County Circuit Judge Gene Reese threw out two theft charges Monday against Dr. Iqbal Memon of Madison.

Reese ruled after the attorney general's office filed a motion saying it made a mathematical error that meant the charges couldn't be prosecuted.

Prosecutors initially said the 51-year-old Memon was accused of taking more than $7,000. But that amount was incorrect, apparently by thousands of dollars.

Memon is the father of a former middle-school student convicted of fatally shooting a classmate in 2010.

Memon still faces of charges of trying to help his son escape before his arrest and guilty plea earlier this year.

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