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Los Angeles Dentist Sentenced To Over Three Years In Prison For Allegedly Defrauding Insurance Companies Of $3.8 Million

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A Southern California dentist will be spending over three years in Federal prison on a conviction for his alleged participation in a scheme to defraud several private insurance companies of $3.8 million.

Federal prosecutors say the 59-year-old Los Angeles dentist billed several insurance companies over a multi-year period for crowns and fillings they say he never provided. All told, the defendant is alleged to have submitted $3,853,931 in claims to 9 insurance companies, of which $1,415,011 was eventually paid out by those firms.

The defendant pled guilty to one count of health care fraud in January of this year in the chambers of U.S. District Judge John A. Kronstadt of the Central District of California. Judge Kronstadt sentenced him to 40 years in Federal prison without parole. He was also sentenced to pay $1,414,011.59 in restitution.

Charges in the case are the result of an investigation by the Medicare Fraud Strike Force, which is a team of agents from the Department of Justice and the Department of Health and Human Services. Since its formation in 2007 the Strike Force has charged almost 4,000 defendants with a combined total of over $14 billion in health care fraud.

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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