Government Fraud

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]

D.C. Medical Device Provider Pleads Guilty To Defrauding $9.8 Million From Medicaid

The owner of a D.C.-based medical equipment provider pled guilty last month to fraudulently obtaining millions of dollars in Medicaid payments. Waveney Blackman entered the plea on July 25, conceding to the government’s allegations that her company WaveCare Health Services […]... [Read More]

New York Medical Device Manufacturer Pays Justice Department $12.5 Million To Settle False Medicare And Medicade Claims Allegations

A New York state medical device manufacturer has agreed to pay the federal government $12.5 million to settle claims made against it that it led medical providers to make false claims to Medicare, Medicaid, and other state-based health care programs. […]... [Read More]

Duo Of Medical Consulting Firms And Nine Other Nursing Companies Pay $10 MM To Settle Medicare Fraud Allegations

A pair of Alabama consulting companies and nine nursing facilities affiliated with them have agreed to pay $10 million in fines to resolve allegations by the United States Justice Department that they submitted a raft of false claims to Medicare […]... [Read More]

Jacksonville Wound Care Provider To Pay Up To $22.51 Million To Settle Fraudulent Medicare Billing Allegations

A Jacksonville wound-care provider has agreed to pay up to $22.51 million in fines to settle federal charges that it fraudulently billed Medicare for medically-unnecessary treatments. Per Justice Department investigators, Healogics, Inc. submitted false claims to Medicare from 2010 through […]... [Read More]

New York Health Care Providers Pay $14.7 Million To Settle Fraudulent Medicare Billing Charges

A pair of New York health care providers agreed last week to pay the United States Justice Department over $14.7 million in fines to resolve allegations that it submitted fraudulent claims to federally-funded health care programs. Health Quest Systems, Inc. […]... [Read More]

Mental Health Clinic Head Sentenced To 82 Months In Federal Prison For Fraud

The former director of a Philadelphia mental health provider will spend almost 7 years in federal prison after being convicted of fraudulently redirecting over $2 million of the clinic’s earnings to her own bank account. On July 12 U.S. District […]... [Read More]

Hospice Chain Settles Charges Of Submitting False Claims To Medicare For $8.5 Million

A major regional hospice care provider settled with federal prosecutors late last month to end prosecution for allegedly submitting false claims to Medicare for patients who were not terminally ill. Prosecutors from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District […]... [Read More]

Ft. Lauderdale Doctor Convicted On Federal Drug Charges After Allegedly Illegally Prescribing Opioids

A Fort Lauderdale doctor was convicted last month by a federal jury for his alleged involvement in a conspiracy to distribute illicit drugs. According to federal prosecutors, Dr. Andres Mencia and three of his office workers began performing fake consultations […]... [Read More]

Three Texas Medical Professionals Convicted in Alleged $12.3 MM Medicare Fraud Case

A trio of Texas medical professionals were convicted by a federal jury of charges relating to a home health care fraud scheme in which federal prosecutors say they were involved. Kelly Robinett, M.D., Kingsley Nwanguma, and Joy Ogwuegbu were convicted […]... [Read More]

East Tampa Restaurant Owner Facing Decades in Federal Prison Over Alleged Tax Fraud Scheme

The proprietor of an East Tampa soul-food restaurant is accused by the Federal government of falsifying scores of tax returns using stolen identities and retrieving the fraudulent refunds via debit card transfers at her restaurant. Natalie Rene Panko pled guilty […]... [Read More]

Palm Harbor Cancer Specialist Sentenced to 70 Months in Federal Prison for Chemotherapy Fraud

A Palm Harbor oncologist was sentenced to almost six years in federal prison after being convicted of fraudulent charges to Medicare for unapproved overseas cancer medications. Dr. Diana Anda Norbergs will remain free while her case is appealed. According to […]... [Read More]

Former HARC Exec Sentenced to Two Years in Federal Prison After Guilty Plea

The former chief financial officer of a private agency dedicated to helping the mentally disabled will be spending two years in federal prison for allegedly illegally diverting Social Security payments from individuals under their care. Frank Pannullo was also sentenced […]... [Read More]