Acting U.S. Attorney Louis D. Lappen announced Wednesday the former co-owner of R&V Medical Supplies LLC agreed to pay $220,000 to settle civil claims under the False Claims Act.
Victor Saul, his wife, Sheila Saul and brother, Robert Saul, owned R&V, a medical supply company that allegedly filed false claims to Medicare from 2005 through 2008. Victor Saul directed employees at multiple physicians’ offices to prepare medical authorizations and write prescriptions for medical equipment that was not authorized or ordered by the doctors, according to the press release.
The defendant also allegedly filed false claims for equipment that was not ordered and provided it to patients. Sometimes the equipment was not provided to any patient. In exchange for confidential information, such as Social Security numbers and insurance information, Victor Saul paid employees of social service agencies and medical providers remuneration.
In 2011, Robert Saul was sentenced to 66 months in prison, ordered to pay a $10,000 fine and forfeit $845,000 for Medicare Fraud.