U.S. — Connecticut Physicians Charged with Healthcare Fraud, Money Laundering 

From the IndiaWestnews article: U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut Deirdre M. Daly July 26 announced that a federal grand jury in Bridgeport returned an indictment charging Dr. Bharat Patel with narcotics distribution, healthcare fraud and money laundering offenses, the U.S. Department of Justice said in a news release. Patel, 70, of Milford, Ct., […]

U.K. — Aberdeen fraud pharmacist to pay £432,000 under the Proceeds of Crime Act 

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From the BBC news item: …Conrad Chau altered prescriptions to get pharmaceutical firms to send him more drugs at a discounted price so he could sell them on to other companies at a profit. The offences took place in 2013 while he was owner of the Holburn Pharmacy. {snip} The fraud was discovered when a […]

US — Three Companies and Their Executives Pay $19.5 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations Pertaining to Rehabilitation Therapy and Hospice Services 

From the DOJ media release: FHS is the corporate successor to Provider Services Inc. (PSI), which provided management services to skilled nursing facilities. In 2010, PSI was merged into BCFL Holdings Inc. (BCFL), which was renamed FHS in 2013. Olympia provided rehabilitation therapy services to patients at the skilled nursing facilities managed by PSI and […]

US — Lexington, Kentucky, Jury Convicts Clinical Psychologist for Role in $600 Million Social Security Disability Fraud Scheme 

From the Department of Justice news article: After a one-week trial in federal court in Lexington, the jury convicted Alfred Bradley Adkins, 45, of Shelbiana, Kentucky, of one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and wire fraud, one count of mail fraud, one count of wire fraud, and one count of making false statements. […]

Canada — More than 100 TTC workers dismissed or quit after multimillion-dollar benefits scam 

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From the CBC news item: …It is alleged that receipts were provided to employees by Healthy Fit for claim reimbursement where no product or service was obtained, or where receipt amounts were inflated. It is also alleged that Healthy Fit and the employee making the claim would then share the money paid out by the TTC’s insurer at […]

U.S. — Company that treats autistic kids settles fraud claims 

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From the Tri-City Herald (Nashville) news article: …Jack Smith, the acting U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee, said the TRICARE health program pays for treatment for some of the most vulnerable citizens — those who have autism spectrum disorder. Smith, in a statement, said the federal prosecutor’s office would diligently pursue any violations that […]

U.S. — Case fizzles against couple accused of $45M health care fraud, keeping indentured servant 

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From the Chicago Tribune news article: A $45 million health care fraud case against a young north suburban couple has fizzled in stunning fashion in the midst of trial after federal prosecutors admittedly failed to hand over key evidence to defense lawyers… {{ snip }} …Richard and Maribel Tinimbang and two alleged co-conspirators have been […]

U.S. –Pharmacy Owners Charged in $158 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme 

From the Department of Justice news article: …According to the DOJ, Noryian, Nourian, and Rydberg controlled 3 pharmacies: Ability Pharmacy, Industrial & Family Pharmacy, and Park Row Pharmacy. Allegedly, the defendants filed forms to transmit payments electronically from the Department of Labor-Office of Workers’ Compensation (DOL-OWCP) for pricey creams used to treat scars, wounds, and […]

U.S. — Charles River Laboratories International Inc. Agrees to Pay United States $1.8 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations 

From the Department of Justice news article: …Charles River holds contracts with National Institutes of Health (NIH) for services relating to the development, maintenance, and distribution of colonies of animals as well as the provision of laboratory animals to the NIH. Charles River billed to NIH labor and associated costs of employees at its Raleigh, […]

U.S. — 16 Texans Charged in $60 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme 

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From the CBS Local news article: …The indictment alleges that over a four-year period, the company Novus Health Services billed Medicare and Medicaid $60 million for fraudulent hospice services, of which some $35 million was paid to the company. The defendants are accused of submitting false claims for hospice services, false claims for continuous care hospice services, […]