Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

Commissioner, Mom Accused of Fraud

St. John's County
The Florida Channel
Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

Former employees of a medical clinic accuse the St. Johns County Commissioner and his mother of improperly billing for nearly 40 Medicaid patients, illegally storing controlled substances and forging prescriptions, the Florida Times-Union reports. 

The accusations against Bill McClure and Paula Stowell are detailed in a warrant served more than two months ago. As the Times-Union reports, no charges have been filed; the clinics are still open, and McClure continues to serve as a commissioner. 


Originally founded in December 2006 as an independent grassroots publication dedicated to coverage of health issues in Florida, Health News Florida was acquired by WUSF Public Media in September 2012.