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Bridgeport Woman Sentenced to Prison for Identity Theft, Health Care Fraud Offenses

Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Connecticut FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, July 12, 2019 John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that NIKKITA CHESNEY, 46, of Bridgeport, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Victor A. Bolden in Bridgeport to seven months of imprisonment, followed by three years […]

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Bridgeport Woman Sentenced to Prison for Identity Theft, Health Care Fraud Offenses

Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Connecticut FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, July 12, 2019 John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that NIKKITA CHESNEY, 46, of Bridgeport, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Victor A. Bolden in Bridgeport to seven months of imprisonment, followed by three years […]

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Doctor And Three Others In Bergen County Charged In $10 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme

Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office District of New Jersey FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, July 16, 2019 Allegedly Paid and Received Kickbacks in Connection with Medically Unnecessary Prescriptions for Pain Creams NEWARK, N.J. – A doctor and three people associated with a pharmacy were charged today with their respective roles in defrauding the federal workers’ […]

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Medical Billing Company Owner Sentenced to Prison for Health Care Fraud

Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office Southern District of Ohio FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, July 16, 2019 COLUMBUS, Ohio – The owner of a medical and dental billing company was sentenced in U.S. District Court today for her role in committing more than $2 million in health care fraud. Cindy Dahdah, 61, of Beavercreek, was […]

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Federal Jury Convicts Birmingham Doctor and Nurse for $7.8 Million Health Care Fraud, Unlawful Drug Distribution and Money Laundering

Department of JusticeU.S. Attorney’s Office Northern District of Alabama FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, July 16, 2019 BIRMINGHAM – A federal jury today convicted Dr. PATRICK EMEKA IFEDIBA, 60, of Shelby County and Patrick Ifediba’s sister, NGOZI JUSTINA OZULIGBO, 49, of Trussville of numerous crimes stemming from their involvement with Care Complete Medical Clinic, located in Birmingham, Alabama, […]

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Unlicensed Pharmacy Technician Sentenced for Working at New England Compounding Center

Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Massachusetts FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, July 17, 2019 BOSTON – A New England Compounding Center (NECC) employee was sentenced today in federal court in Boston in connection with working as an unlicensed pharmacy technician at the compounding pharmacy in Framingham. Scott M. Connolly, 47, of East Greenwich, […]

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Michigan Defendant Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Defraud the IRS and Steal From an Organization Receiving Federal Funds

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, July 15, 2019 A Boca Raton, Florida, resident pleaded guilty today in Flint, Michigan, to conspiring to impede the lawful functions of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and conspiring to steal from an organization receiving federal funds, announced Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Stuart […]

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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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Substance Abuse Treatment Center Owner Pleads Guilty to $57 Million Money Laundering Conspiracy in Connection with Hospital Pass-Through Billing Scheme

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, July 9, 2019 The owner of a Jacksonville, Florida-area substance abuse treatment center pleaded guilty today for his role in a $57 million money laundering conspiracy associated with a pass-through billing scheme involving laboratory testing services. Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the […]

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Encompass Health Agrees to Pay $48 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations Relating to its Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, June 28, 2019 Encompass Health Corporation (formerly known as HealthSouth Corporation), the nation’s largest operator of inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs), has agreed to pay $48 million to resolve allegations that some of its IRFs provided inaccurate information to Medicare to maintain their status as […]

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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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Florida Company Barred from Using Experimental Stem Cell Drugs on Patients

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, June 25, 2019 A federal court ordered a Florida company claiming to offer stem cell treatments to stop selling or providing such products to patients, the Justice Department announced today. In a complaint filed May 9, 2018, the United States alleged that defendants Kristin […]

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New Jersey/Pennsylvania Doctor Indicted For Accepting Bribes And Kickbacks From A Pharmaceutical Company In Exchange For Prescribing Powerful Fentanyl Drug

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, June 25, 2019 A doctor who practiced in New Jersey and Pennsylvania was charged in an indictment unsealed today for his alleged participation in a scheme to receive bribes and kickbacks from a pharmaceutical company in exchange for prescribing large volumes of a powerful […]

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Medical Device Company Pleads Guilty and is Sentenced to Pay $3 Million for Failure to Report a Recall United States v. ACell, Inc.

Press ReleaseDocket Number: 19-CR-0282 (D. MD.) On June 11, 2019, ACell, Inc., a Maryland-based medical device manufacturer, pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of failure and refusal to report a medical device removal to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The Court sentenced ACell to pay a fine of $3 million. ACell manufactures and distributes […]

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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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Michigan Doctor Sentenced to Prison for His Role in Scheme to Unlawfully Distribute Opioids

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, June 19, 2019 A Detroit-area doctor was sentenced to 60 months in prison today for his role in a scheme to unlawfully distribute more than 23,000 pills of oxycodone. Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Matthew […]

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Statement of the Department of Justice Antitrust Division on the Closing of Its Investigation of the Louisiana Health Service & Indemnity Co.–Vantage Holdings Inc. Merger

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, June 18, 2019 Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim of the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice issued the following statement today in connection with the closing of the Division’s investigation into the proposed acquisition of Vantage Holdings, Inc. (Vantage) by Louisiana Health […]