Man Targets Public Employees Retirement Association for $300,000 Health Care Fraud Scheme

Michael Bang, of Mesa, Arizona, was indicted on 20 counts of health care fraud, aggravated identity theft, and wire fraud following the investigation of a health care fraud scheme targeting the Colorado Public Employees Retirement Association (COPERA). According to the Department of Justice, Bang was able to steal around $300,000 through his health care fraud scheme. […]

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Delaware Physician Indicted for Participation in $12.7 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme Involving Fraudulent Medicare Claims

Frederick Gooding, a physician of Wilmington, Delaware, was charged in an indictment with 11 counts of health care fraud following an investigation into his participation in a $12.7 million scheme that sought to defraud Medicare. According to the Department of Justice, Gooding submitted claims to Medicare for injections and aspirations that had either never been received […]

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Doctor Indicted For Submitting Medicare and Medicaid Claims for Services Performed By Other Physicians

Dr. Antonio Reyes-Vizcarrondo was indicted for one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and one count of health care fraud following allegations that he submitted false claims to both Medicare and Medicaid. According to the Department of Justice, Reyes-Vizcarrondo submitted a total of 8,159 claims between 2008 and 2015, resulting in profits of nearly […]

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Participant in $6.5 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme Receives 96 Month Sentence and a Forfeiture of Over $1.4 Million

Michael Burton, of Decatur, Georgia, was sentenced to 96 months in federal prison for his participation in a scheme that defrauded TRICARE and other insurers a combined $6.5 million. According to the Department of Justice, Burton plead guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit health care fraud, conspiracy to commit money laundering, and money laundering. From […]

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Telemedicine Scheme Involving Illegal Kickbacks and Unnecessary Prescriptions Results in $2.5 Million Settlement

Scott Roix, as well as HealthRight, LLC, Health Savings Solutions, LLC, Vici Marketing, LLC, and Vici Marketing Group, LLC, have agreed to pay $2.5 million to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act through their telemedicine scheme. According to the Department of Justice, Roix and the marketing companies fraudulently obtained insurance coverage information from […]

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Life Spine Inc. and Two Executives Charged With Paying Millions of Dollars in Kickbacks to Convince Surgeons to Use Their Implants and Equipment

A civil health care fraud lawsuit has been filed against Life Spine Inc., as well as its founder and president, Michael Butler, and Vice President of development, Richard Greiber, for allegedly paying millions of dollars in kickbacks to surgeons for using their spinal implants, equipment, and other devices. According to the lawsuit, the surgeons who received […]

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Former Bedford, MA VA Nursing Assistant Charged in Boston for Making False Statements Regarding Hourly Checks On a Patient Who Died

According to the Department of Justice, Patricia Waible, of Nashua, NH, plead guilty to two counts of making false statements during the investigation of a patient’s death. The defendant allegedly claimed that she had conducted the required hourly bed checks on the patient the night of his death, but investigators later found that this was not […]

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Birmingham Doctor and Nurse Convicted of Health Care Fraud, Unlawful Drug Distribution, and Money Laundering

Dr. Patrick Ifediba, 60, and his sister, Ngozi Ozuligbo, were convicted for health care fraud, unlawful drug distribution, and money laundering revolving around a massive scheme that garnered nearly $8 million in fraudulent funds. According to the Department of Justice, Ifediba was operating as a doctor of internal medicine and the owner of Care Complete Medical […]

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