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Broward County Physician Facing Charges Related To Running A Pill Mill

Florida – Dr. Andres Mencia, 64, of Ft. Lauderdale, Oscar Luis Ventura-Rodriguez, 41, of Ft. Lauderdale, Nadira Sampath-Grant, 51, of Margate, and John Mensah, 50, of Miami, were arrested for their involvement in a scheme where they billed Medicare and Medicaid for medical … Continue reading

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Three Minnesota Business Owners Sentenced For Multi-Million Dollar Fraud Scheme

Minnesota – United States Attorney Gregory G. Brooker today announced the sentencing of three defendants for their involvement in a years-long, multi-million dollar heath care fraud and tax conspiracy. Thurlee Belfrey, 52, Roylee Belfrey, 52, and Lanore Belfrey, 43, each … Continue reading

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AmeriCare Ambulance Service Reaches $5.5M Settlement With Government To Resolve False Claims Act Allegations

Tampa, Florida – United States Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez announces that AmeriCare Ambulance Service, Inc. and its sister company, AmeriCare ALS, Inc. (collectively, AmeriCare), have agreed to pay approximately $5.5 million to resolve allegations that they defrauded Medicare by billing … Continue reading

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Owner Of Pickens Eye Clinic Convicted Of Medicaid And Medicare Fraud

Gainesville, Georgia – Matilda Lynn Prince has been convicted by a federal jury of twenty-nine counts of health care fraud for filing fraudulent claims with Medicare and the Georgia Medicaid program for optometry and ophthalmology services that were never provided … Continue reading

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Owners Of Atlantic Spine & Joint Institute Sentenced To Prison For Defrauding Medicare

Camden, New Jersey – A doctor and his chiropractor son were sentenced to prison today for conspiring to defraud Medicare by using unqualified people to give physical therapy to Medicare recipients, Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick announced. Robert Claude … Continue reading

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Owners Of Sophisticated Imaging Charged In Connected With $44M Health Care Fraud Scheme

New York – A 14-count indictment was unsealed today in federal court in the Eastern District of New York charging three owners of independent diagnostic testing facilities in Brooklyn for their roles in an allegedly fraudulent scheme that involved submitting over … Continue reading

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Davita Rx Reaches $63.7M Settlement With Government To Resolve False Claims Act Allegations

Dallas, Texas – DaVita Rx LLC, a nationwide pharmacy that specializes in serving patients with severe kidney disease, agreed to pay a total of $63.7 million to resolve False Claims Act allegations relating to improper billing practices and unlawful financial … Continue reading

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Owner Of Elite Home Care Gets 9 Year Prison Term For Role In $15M Medicare Fraud Scheme

Miami, Florida – The owner and operator of a defunct Miami, Florida home health agency was sentenced to 115 months in prison today for his role in a $15 million conspiracy to defraud the Medicare program. Acting Assistant Attorney General … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Doctor Facing Charges Of Health Care Fraud And Opioid Diversion

U.S. Attorney David J. Freed announced Friday a Pennsylvania physician has been indicted on health care fraud and opioid diversion charges. Fifty-nine-year-old Charles J. Gartland of Cochranville allegedly defrauded two health care programs, including Medicare and WellSpan Health of York, … Continue reading

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Maryland Woman Pleads Guilty To Health Care Fraud

Acting U.S. Attorney Bridget M. Rohde announced Monday an operator of a series of purported durable medical equipment companies pleaded guilty to participating in a scheme to defraud Healthfirst, a New York-based nonprofit that administers New York Medicaid Managed Care … Continue reading

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