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Brooklyn Man Convicted For Alleged Role In Conspiracy To Defraud Medicare Of $100 Million


A Brooklyn man was convicted last week on allegations by Federal prosecutors that he was involved in a US$100 million scheme involving illegal kickbacks and money laundering.

Federal prosecutors say the 44-year-old man was one of several co-conspirators who operated several medical clinics in New York City that employed doctors, therapists, and other medical professionals. Investigators say he offered illegal kickbacks in exchange for referrals of Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries.

Per investigators, the defendant filed claims for goods and services sold to the Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries his firm illegally obtained via kickbacks, then laundered the payments from the programs through other businesses he and his co-conspirators operated. Alternatively, investigators say he and his co-conspirators cashed the checks at local check-cashing services in order to mask the source of the business's funds. In addition to laundering the money, prosecutors say he did not pay taxes on it either.

Last week the man was found guilty by a Federal jury of one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering, two counts of money laundering, one count of conspiracy to receive and pay health care kickbacks and one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States by obstructing the IRS. Sentencing on the convictions has been scheduled for April.

Over two dozen individuals have either pled guilty or been convicted for their alleged roles in the conspiracy to date. Charges in the case are the result of an investigation by the Medicare Fraud Strike force, which is a team composed of agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Office of Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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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