The celebrity fertility doctor who treated singer Celine Dion and actress Liv Ullman has been sentenced to probation for failing to repay nearly $3.2 million (£2.3 million) to patients and insurers he defrauded. Federal Judge William Pauley ordered New York-based doctor Niels Lauersen to do 60 hours of community service, nearly eight years after he was convicted of insurance fraud.
The 72-year-old doctor was ordered in 2001 to submit to two years of strict supervision following completion of his 70-month prison term in 2006.
According to the New York Post, Lauersen was brought back to court when prosecutors accused him of violating his original probation terms by failing to pay restitution and hiding nearly $270,000 (£192,860) in rental income.