A doctor and medical billing supervisor in Louisiana pled guilty last week to Federal charges that they conspired to defraud Medicare and other health insurers.
A Tampa software developer has agreed to pay $57.25 million to settle allegations from the government that it violated Federal law by allowing users to submit false claims to government health care insurers.
Last month the United States government announced sanctions against a Venezuelan state-owned petroleum company over allegations that it has become a vector for corrupt government officials to move ill-gotten gains out of the country.
A South Texas woman was convicted late last month for allegedly participating in a conspiracy to defraud Medicare that investigators say cost the government about $11 million over the course of three years.
A Miami woman who Federal prosecutors say committed $1.36 million in health care fraud was sentenced to almost four years in Federal prison last month.
A hospital, a management consultant, and an individual are facing charges initiated by a whistleblower and joined by the Federal government of violating the Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute by allegedly offering cash in exchange for referrals for items or services covered by federal health care insurance programs.
The last thing anyone should do is try to defraud the government. The penalties are severe, and it's extremely difficult to defend against the government's prosecution team. Unfortunately, those who choose to defraud the government aren't usually considering the impact their actions could have if they're caught.
An octet of Texas pharmacy proprietors and promoters were indicted last week on charges of submitting over $92 million in claims to TRICARE and the United States Department of Labor obtained by paying out approximately $9.1 million in illicit kickbacks.
The 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.