Saturday, May 15, 2021

Cracking the Ethics Code

A Rhode Island chiropractor has been sentenced for executing a scheme to defraud a healthcare benefits program and failing to pay taxes on the income he received from his business. (Hiding money from the government doesn’t tend to go well.) Eugene Kramer, 51, was...

Pyramid Scheme

James A. Mays, III, 44, of Winfield, Ala., entered a guilty plea for his role in a drug-billing scheme involving a Haleyville-based pharmacy. Mays pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to commit healthcare and mail fraud, twelve counts of healthcare fraud, and three...

Trio of Trouble

A trio of Oklahomans, who conspired to carry out a scheme that defrauded Medicare and Oklahoma Medicaid out of tens of thousands of dollars have received their punishment. Dr. James Ferris, 47, Katherine Dossey, 61, and Sherry Isbell, 50, of Oklahoma City have all...

Pharmacy Conspiracy Scheme Goes Awry

A Marlboro, N.J., man took a non-traditional route to increase prescription sales for his family’s pharmacy chain, Prime Aid. Alex Fleyshmakher, 34, paid doctors and their staff to send patients with prescriptions their way. (That’s called a kickback or a bribe, both of which...

An Addiction to Fraud

A pain management doctor from Buffalo, N.Y., has been added to the growing list of medical professionals who have contributed to the nation’s opioid crisis. Dr. Gautam Arora pleaded guilty to prescribing controlled substances with the purpose of defrauding a federal healthcare program. Between April...

Take Off the White Coat

A Florida doctor has pleaded guilty to more than 50 counts of healthcare fraud after admitting to actively deceiving patients and performing unnecessary medical procedures. (Not exactly an area in which you want to be an overachiever.) Dr. Moses de-Graft Johnson, who is a...

An Abundance of Lies

There’s one thing that fraudsters have definitely mastered – lying. It’s part of their job description. A former Fairfax County, Va., doctor told so many lies about her “pill mill” fraud scheme that her pretrial release was revoked after the government produced overwhelming evidence...

Exploiting Addictions

Most doctors and other healthcare professionals take exceptional care in protecting the patients they serve. But there are always a few bad apples who abuse their patient’s trust so they can make an extra buck. This is the case with a physician from Pittsburgh,...

Clinically Fraudulent

A doctor is supposed to advocate for their patients and uphold the Hippocratic Oath. While most doctors do this, there are a few rotten apples who seek to take advantage of their patients. This is the case for a doctor from Port Neches, Tex.,...

Compounded Situation

Two Mississippi men from Ocean Springs have admitted to accepting kickbacks in a $18 million healthcare fraud scheme.  Dempsey Bryan Levi and Jeffrey Wayne Rollins pleaded guilty to one count each of conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud involving prescription compound pain creams. Their scheme defrauded...

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