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New York Ambulette Company Owners Plead Guilty in More than $8.6 Million Health Care Kickback Scheme

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, September 5, 2019 Two New York ambulette company owners pleaded guilty today for their roles in a more than $8.6 million health care kickback scheme.   Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Richard P. Donoghue of the […]

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Tennessee Health Care Executive Sentenced to Prison for Role In $4.6 Million Kickback Scheme

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, August 29, 2019 A Tennessee health care executive was sentenced to 42 months in prison yesterday for her role in a $4.6 million kickback scheme. Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Don Cochran of the Middle […]

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Nigerian Man Sentenced to Prison for Role in $8.3 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme and Related Money Laundering

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, August 19, 2019 A Nigerian man was sentenced to 46 months in prison today for his role in a durable medical equipment (DME) scheme in which more than $8 million was fraudulently billed to Medicare for DME that was not medically necessary. Assistant Attorney […]

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New York Anesthesiologist Indicted for Alleged Role in Telemedicine Health Care Fraud Conspiracy

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, July 9, 2019 A New York anesthesiologist was arraigned today on an indictment charging her for her role in an alleged telemedicine conspiracy to submit fraudulent claims to Medicare, Medicare Part D plans and private insurance plans.   Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of […]

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Owner of Tampa-Area Medical Marketing Company Found Guilty in $2 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, June 27, 2019 A federal jury found the owner of a Tampa, Florida-area medical marketing company guilty today for his role in an over $2.2 million Medicare fraud scheme involving the payment of kickbacks and bribes to medical clinics in Miami in exchange for the […]

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Michigan Patient Recruiter Sentenced to Prison for $1.5 Million Kickback Scheme

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, June 26, 2019 A Michigan patient recruiter was sentenced to 60 months in prison today for her role in a scheme involving approximately $1.5 million in fraudulent Medicare claims for home health care that were procured through the payment of kickbacks. Assistant Attorney General […]

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Former Medical Director and Two Former Operators of a Houston Medical Clinic Charged in Multimillion-Dollar Health Care Fraud Scheme

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, June 20, 2019 A medical director and two operators of a Houston, Texas, medical clinic were charged in an indictment unsealed today for their alleged participation in a multimillion-dollar health care fraud scheme. Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal […]

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Louisiana Couple and Their Business Plead Guilty to Operating Sham Medical Reimbursement Account Program that Defrauded the IRS and Program Participants Out of Over $48 Million

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, June 19, 2019 A Covington, Louisiana, couple and their company pleaded guilty for their roles in a scheme to create, market and operate a fraudulent medical reimbursement program that defrauded the IRS and program participants out of over $48 million.     Assistant Attorney General Brian […]

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Los Angeles Doctor and Patient Recruiter Found Guilty in $33 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, June 7, 2019 A federal jury found a Los Angeles doctor and patient recruiter guilty today for their roles in a $33 million Medicare fraud scheme in which Medicare was billed for clinic, home health, hospice services and durable medical equipment that patients did […]

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Mandeville, Louisiana Neurologist Pleads Guilty for Role in Scheme to Unlawfully Dispense Controlled Substances and to Commit Health Care Fraud

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, May 30, 2019 A neurologist from Mandeville, Louisiana, pleaded guilty today for his role in a scheme to unlawfully prescribe controlled substances, namely oxycodone and hydrocodone, without performing required face-to-face examinations, and his role in a scheme to commit health care fraud.     Assistant Attorney […]

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Attorney General Rosenblum Joins 22 Cities and States to Sue Trump Administration to Stop Rule Allowing Health Care Discrimination

May 21, 2019 • Posted in Media Release Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum today joined a coalition of 20 states and two cities in a lawsuit filed against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) over a new rule which would allow businesses and individuals to refuse to care for patients on the basis of their “religious beliefs or moral convictions.” […]

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Founder and Four Executives of Insys Therapeutics Convicted of Racketeering Conspiracy

Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Massachusetts FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, May 2, 2019 First successful prosecution of top pharmaceutical executives for crimes related to the prescribing of opioids BOSTON – The founder and four former executives of Insys Therapeutics Inc. were convicted today by a federal jury in Boston in connection with […]

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Jury Convicts Doctor of Health Care Fraud, Distributing Controlled Substances through Pain Cream Scheme and Suboxone Clinic

Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office Southern District of Ohio FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, May 2, 2019 COLUMBUS, Ohio – A jury has convicted a Central Ohio doctor with charges related to a health care fraud scheme that included marketing prescription creams in Sav-a-Lot and low-income neighborhoods and persistently mailing those creams to Medicaid customers, […]

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Two Pharmacists at New England Compounding Center Convicted by Federal Jury

Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Massachusetts FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, May 3, 2019 Third verification pharmacist sentenced today BOSTON – Two former verification pharmacists at New England Compounding Center (NECC) were convicted yesterday of violating the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FDCA). The convictions mark the fourth and final trial resulting from […]

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CEO of medical equipment company sentenced to 40 months for Medicare fraud

Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office Southern District of Georgia FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, May 3, 2019 Criminal enterprise is first sentence in nationwide ‘Operation Brace Yourself’ SAVANNAH, GA: The chief executive officer of a string of Savannah-based durable medical equipment companies was sentenced to more than three years in prison for a scheme that defrauded […]

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Ashland Cardiologist Sentenced to 60 Months for Health Care Fraud and False Statements

Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office Eastern District of Kentucky FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, May 3, 2019 COVINGTON, Ky. – Late yesterday, Ashland cardiologist Dr. Richard E. Paulus was sentenced, by U.S. District Court Judge David L. Bunning, to serve 60 months in federal prison for health care fraud and false statements.  In October 2016, a […]

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Ten, including Pharmacy Owners, Pharmacist, and Nurse Practitioner, Charged in Over $200 Million Prescription Drug Fraud

Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office Northern District of Alabama FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, May 6, 2019 BIRMINGHAM – Ten defendants were charged in a 103-count indictment, including a nurse practitioner, and the owners, a pharmacist, managers, sales representatives, and billers, of a Haleyville, Ala.-based pharmacy, Northside Pharmacy doing business as Global Compounding Pharmacy.  The indictment […]

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New York Diagnostic Testing Facility Owners Plead Guilty in Multi-Million Dollar Health Care Fraud Scheme

Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office Eastern District of New York FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, May 8, 2019 Earlier today, at the federal courthouse in Brooklyn, Tea Kaganovich and Ramazi Mitaishvili, the co-owners of diagnostic testing facilities in Brooklyn, each pleaded guilty to one count of health care fraud and one count of conspiracy to […]

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Rumford Man Sentenced to 3 Years of Probation for Social Security Fraud and Theft of Public Money

Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Maine FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, January 29, 2019 Portland, Maine:  United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Raymond Brenneis, 59, of Rumford, Maine, was sentenced yesterday in U.S. District Court by Judge D. Brock Hornby to three years of probation for Social Security fraud and theft […]