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Southern Californa Woman Convicted On Charges Of Defrauding Medicare Part D Of $1.3 Million

pills-384846_640.jpgThe owner of a Southern California pharmacy is facing time in Federal custody after being convicted by a jury of engaging in a scheme to defraud Medicare of over $1.3 million.

The 39-year-old Pasadena woman allegedly engaged in a scheme to bill Medicare Part D for prescription drugs that her pharmacy never ordered and never distributed. Per investigators, she attempted to hide the practice by generating fake invoices to wholesalers purporting to show such purchases.

Prosecutors say she began the practice in the fall of 2015 and continued for about two years before being discovered. She was convicted at the conclusion of a two-day trial in the chambers of U.S. District Judge John F. Walter of the Central District of California of one count of health care fraud and two counts of wire fraud. She will be sentenced in the same courtroom at the end of February.

The charges in question are the result of an investigation and prosecution by the Medicare Fraud Strike Force, which is a joint effort between the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General's (HHS-OIG) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. To date, the Medicare Fraud Strike Force has filed charges against almost 4,000 individuals over allegations of Medicare fraud totaling more than $14 billion.

The Law Offices of Bjorn Brunvand have been representing people charged with capital murder, felony drug charges, drunk driving, government fraud, and white-collar crimes for over a quarter century. Contact our office today to discuss your Tampa Bay-area state or federal charges.

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