State College dentist Jamshid Assadinia sentenced to jail time

A State College dentist who pleaded no contest to charges he made more than $52,000 in false insurance claims will spend at least three months behind bars.

Jamshid Assadinia, 54, of State College, was sentenced last week to serve 90 days to six months in jail for submitting false insurance claims between June 2006 and February 2011.

Assadinia pleaded not contest to felony counts of insurance fraud and theft by deception in December. Prosecutors said he submitted false insurance claims under the names of several patients for 100 procedures he did not do.

Court documents show Assadinia will start serving his sentence May 1. His attorney, Robert Donaldson, could not be reached for comment.