Government Fraud

Houston Patient Recruiter Sentenced To 9 Years In Federal Prison For Allegedly Defrauding Medicare Of $3.6 Million

A Houston woman was sentenced to 9 years in federal prison after being convicted on charges that she was involved in a scheme to defraud Medicare of $3.6 million. According to federal prosecutors, patient recruiter Mercy O. Ainabe sold personal […]... [Read More]

California Health Care Provider To Pay $270 Million To Settle Medicare Fraud Claims

A California health care provider agreed to pay the Federal government $270 million to settle allegations that it fraudulently inflated claims to Medicare. HealthCare Partners Holdings LLC, d/b/a DaVita Medical Holdings LLC faced charges by the Department of Justice for […]... [Read More]

Alabama Nurse Sentenced To 42 Months In Federal Prison After Pleading Guilty To Defrauding TRICARE

A nurse practitioner who previously pled guilty to defrauding TRICARE was sentenced to 3-1/2 years in federal prison last week after investigators say they uncovered her scheme to commit over $1.7 million in fraud against the military health benefit provider. […]... [Read More]

NYC Pharmacy Store Owner Indicted On Allegations Of Defrauding Medicare And Medicaid For Over $7.9 Million

Federal prosecutors say the owner of a quartet of pharmacies in New York City submitted millions of dollars in false claims involving drugs that were not medically necessary or even disbursed to Medicare and Medicaid over the course of several […]... [Read More]

Houston Trio Found Guilty For Allegedly Fraudulently Billing $17 Million To Medicare

A Federal jury found three Houston individuals guilty of committing $17 million in Medicare fraud last week at the conclusion of a six-day trial. John P. Ramirez, M.D., Ann Nwoko Shepherd, and Yvette Nwoko were convicted of one count of […]... [Read More]

Detroit Podiatrist Sentenced To Over Two Years In Prison For $1 Million In Alleged Medicare Fraud

An alleged scheme to defraud Medicare of $1 million earned a Detroit podiatrist over two years in federal prison last week. U.S. District Judge Judith E. Levy of the Eastern District of Michigan sentenced Lawrence Young, D.P.M. to 28 months […]... [Read More]

Houston Psychiatrist Sentenced To 150 Months In Federal Prison For Medicare Fraud

A federal judge sentenced a Houston psychiatrist to over a dozen years in prison last week after being convicted of defrauding Medicare of over $155 million. According to federal prosecutors, Riyaz Mazcuri submitted a series of false claims via Riverside […]... [Read More]

South Florida Pharmacist Convicted Of Defrauding Medicare, TRICARE, And Medicaid Of $5 Million In False Claims

A pharmacist in south Florida was convicted by a jury last week of federal charges of health care fraud after investigators say he operated a compounding pharmacy scheme worth almost $5 million. Stephen Chalker of Wellington was found guilty after […]... [Read More]

Seven Ambulance Companies Pay $21 Million To Settle Allegations of Medicare and Medicaid Kickback Scheme

A handful of ambulance companies in Texas and California have agreed to pay to the Federal government a total in $21 million to settle allegations that they conspired to run a kickback scheme to obtain referrals for services billable to […]... [Read More]

Los Angeles Doctor Convicted In $4.1 Million Medicare Conspiracy

A California jury last week found a Los Angeles doctor guilty of conspiracy in relation to allegations that he was involved in a Medicare kickback scheme with a local home health care agency. Prosecutors say Dr. Kanagasabai Kanakeswaran, M.D., was […]... [Read More]

Texas Rehab Clinic To Pay $6.1 Million On Allegations Of Illegal Medicare Referrals

A Texas rehabilitation services company has agreed to pay federal regulators $6.1 million to settle allegations that the firm violated federal laws by paying kickbacks for Medicare referrals. Investigators say Reliant Rehabilitation Holdings Inc. offered nursing homes the labor of […]... [Read More]

Pennsylvania Firm To Pay $13 Million To Settle Charges Of Operating A Medicare And Medicaid Kickback Scheme

A Pennsylvania-based long-term care and rehabilitation hospital operator has agreed to pay over $13 million in fines to settle charges that it paid to obtain referrals for services and items covered by Medicare and Medicaid. Federal investigators say Post Acute […]... [Read More]

Mississippi Hospital Pays $1.1 Million To Settle Charges Of Submitting False Claims To Medicare

A Mississippi hospital has agreed to pay $1.1 million in fines to settle claims made by the Federal government that it billed Medicare for services that were not medically necessary nor reasonable. The United States Justice Department said last week […]... [Read More]

Long-Time Clearwater Parks And Rec Supervisor Charged With Defrauding Department Of $148,000

A former Clearwater city employee was charged with defrauding the government of tens of thousands of dollars over several years in his position as a Parks and Recreation employee. Per investigators, a department employee noticed an odd discrepancy in a […]... [Read More]

California Company Pays $65 Million To Settle Medicare Fraud Claims

A California health care provider and its CEO have agreed to pay $65 million to settle claims made by the United States government that it defrauded Medicare by submitting false claims for services rendered to its patients. Federal investigators say […]... [Read More]