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Health Care Fraud: Thomas Edward Spell Was Sentenced For His involvement In a Million Compounding Pharmacy Fraud Scheme

Pharmacy Owner Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Role in Largest Health Care Fraud Case Ever in Mississippi Nationwide Compound Pharmacy Fraud Scheme Involved Almost a Quarter of a Billion Dollars Hattiesburg, Miss. – Thomas Edward Spell, Jr., 51, a pharmacy owner in Ridgeland, Mississippi, was sentenced today to 10 years in federal prison […]

Health Care Fraud: Seven Defendants Convicted For They Role In Yhe $200 Million Kickback Scheme

USAO Seeking $17M in Money Judgments Against Defendants Convicted in Forest Park Trial The U.S. Attorney’s Office is seeking more than $17 million in money judgments against the seven defendants convicted in the Forest Park Medical Center bribery trial in April, announced U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Erin Nealy Cox. Each defendant […]

Financial Fraud: Eight Defendants Arrested For Stealing From Medicaid And The New York City Department

Eight Therapists Arrested In Scheme to Defraud Program for Developmentally Disabled Children Defendants Allegedly Defrauded the New York State Early Intervention Program Out of More Than $600,000 through Fraudulent Billing for Therapy Sessions that Never Occurred A criminal complaint was unsealed today in federal court in Brooklyn charging Kaderrah Doyle, Cara Steinberg, Marina Golfo, Ego […]

Health Care Fraud: Wade Neal Barker Admitted His Role In The $200 Million Forest Park Medical Center Fraud

Surgeon Pleads Guilty In Forest Park Medical Center Bribery Scam A Mesquite-based bariatric surgeon today formally admitted his role in the $200 million Forest Park Medical Center fraud, announced U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Erin Nealy Cox. 53-year-old Wade Neal Barker, one of Forest Park’s founding doctors, appeared in court this morning, […]

Health Care Fraud: Ronald Grusd And His Corporations Sentenced For Fraudulently Bill Insurance Companies Over $22 Million For Medical Services

Beverly Hills Doctor Sentenced to 10 Years in Custody for Massive Workers’ Comp Scheme SAN DIEGO – Beverly Hills Radiologist Ronald Grusd and two of his corporations, California Imaging Network Medical Group and Willows Consulting Company, were sentenced in federal court today after a jury trial in December resulted in convictions on 39 felony fraud […]

Health Care Fraud: Thaddeus M.S. Bereday Sentenced For His Role In Health Care Fraud Scheme

Former General Counsel of Company That Operates Health Maintenance Organizations in Several States Sentenced to Prison for Role in $35 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme The former general counsel of a company that operates health maintenance organizations in several states was sentenced to six months in prison today for his role in a $35 million […]

Health Care Fraud: Three Whistleblowers, Known As Relators, Filed Two Lawsuits Under The Qui Tam Provision of The False Claims Act

Four Area Hospitals to Pay Millions to Resolve Ambulance Swapping Allegations HOUSTON – Four Houston-area hospitals have agreed to pay $8.6 million to settle allegations they received kickbacks from various ambulance companies in exchange for rights to the hospitals’ more lucrative Medicare and Medicaid transport referrals. The hospitals are all affiliated with Hospital Corporation of […]

Health Care Fraud: Emeka H. Chijioke Pled Guilty of Health Care Fraud Stemming From a Scheme

Owner of Durable Medical Equipment Company Pleads Guilty to Health Care Fraud Defendant Admits Billing D.C. Medicaid for Supplies That Were Not Provided WASHINGTON – Emeka H. Chijioke, 40, formerly of Atlanta, Ga., and Nigeria, pled guilty today to a federal charge of health care fraud stemming from a scheme in which he defrauded the […]

Healthcare Fraud: Novo Nordisk Inc. Agrees to Pay to Resolve Allegations That The Company Failed to Comply For Its Type II Diabetes Medication

Novo Nordisk Agrees to Pay $58 Million For Failure to Comply With FDA-Mandated Risk Program Payments Resolve Allegations Highlighted in DOJ Civil Complaint And Recently Unsealed Whistleblower Actions WASHINGTON – Pharmaceutical Manufacturer Novo Nordisk Inc. will pay $58.65 million to resolve allegations that the company failed to comply with the FDA-mandated Risk Evaluation and Mitigation […]

Healthcare Fraud: Samuel Konell Charged in an Indictment For His Alleged Participation in Health Care Fraud Scheme

Miami-Area Man Charged For Role in $63 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme A Miami-area man was charged in an indictment unsealed today for his alleged participation in a $63 million health care fraud scheme involving a now-defunct community mental health center located in Miami. Acting U.S. Attorney Benjamin G. Greenberg of the Southern District of […]

Healthcare Fraud: Ricky J. Sayegh Pleaded Guilty to an Information Charging Him With Accepting Cash Bribes

New York Doctor Pleads Guilty In Connection With Test-Referral Scheme With New Jersey Clinical Lab NEWARK, N.J. – An internal medicine doctor practicing in Yonkers, New York, today admitted taking bribes in connection with a long-running and elaborate test referral scheme operated by Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services LLC (BLS), of Parsippany, New Jersey, its president and […]

Healthcare Fraud: Pam Gardner Pleaded Guilty to Conspiracy to Solicit And Receive Cash Kickbacks

Final Group Of Physicians And Owner Of Medical Practice Plead Guilty In Medical Kickback Scheme Pam Gardner, 55, of Springfield, Tennessee, pleaded guilty yesterday, to conspiracy to solicit and receive cash kickbacks in exchange for making patient referrals, announced Jack Smith, Acting United States Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee. During a hearing before […]

Healthcare Fraud: Poplar Healthcare PLLC, Agree To Pay to Resolve A False Claims Act Allegations

Poplar Healthcare to Pay Nearly $900,000 to Resolve A False Claims Act Allegations PROVIDENCE, RI – Acting United States Attorney Stephen G. Dambruch and Philip Coyne, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Boston Office of Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS-OIG), today announced that Poplar Healthcare PLLC, and Poplar Healthcare Management, LLC […]

Healthcare Fraud: Forrest S. Kuhn, Jr., Has Agreed to Pay to Resolve Allegations That He Violated The Federal False Claims Act

Louisville Based Physician Settles Federal False Claims Act And State Civil Claims Pays $751,681.16 to settle allegations LOUISVILLE, KY – Forrest S. Kuhn, Jr., M.D., a physician specializing in allergy, asthma and immunology with medical offices in Louisville, Danville, and Glasgow, Kentucky, has agreed to pay $751,681.16 to resolve allegations that he violated the federal […]

Healthcare Fraud: Aria O. Sabit Pleaded Guilty to Four Counts of Health Care Fraud

Detroit-Area Neurosurgeon Sentenced to 235 Months in Prison for Role in $2.8 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme A Detroit-area neurosurgeon was sentenced today to 235 months in prison for his role in $2.8 million health care fraud scheme in which he caused serious bodily harm to patients by performing unnecessary invasive spinal surgeries. Assistant Attorney […]

Healthcare Fraud: Forest Laboratories LLC And Forest Pharmaceuticals Inc. Agreed to Pay For Violated the False Claims Act by Paying Kickbacks

Forest Laboratories and Forest Pharmaceuticals to Pay $38 million to Resolve Kickback Allegations Under the False Claims Act Forest Laboratories LLC, located in New York, New York, and its subsidiary, Forest Pharmaceuticals Inc., have agreed to pay $38 million to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by paying kickbacks to induce physicians […]

Healthcare Fraud: CEO and President Of The Pharmaceutical Company Charges With Defraud Health Care Insurers

Pharmaceutical Executives Charged in Racketeering Scheme BOSTON – Several pharmaceutical executives and managers, formerly employed by Insys Therapeutics, Inc., were arrested today on charges that they led a nationwide conspiracy to bribe medical practitioners to unnecessarily prescribe a fentanyl-based pain medication and defraud healthcare insurers. The indictment alleges that Michael L. Babich, 40, of Scottsdale, […]

Healthcare Fraud: Pedro Van Rhyn Soler and Edgardo Van Rhyn Soler Charged With One Count of Health Care Fraud

Two Defendants Indicted For Healthcare Fraud And Money Laundering SAN JUAN, P.R. – On November 29, 2016, a federal grand jury returned an indictment charging defendants Pedro Van Rhyn Soler and Edgardo Van Rhyn Soler with one count of health care fraud and two counts of money laundering for their participation in a scheme to […]