Thursday, March 4, 2021

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 A former Fairfax County, Va., doctor told so many lies about her “pill mill” fraud scheme that her pretrial release was revoked after the government produced overwhelming evidence...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...

Mountain of Malpractice

A Chesapeake, Va. gynecologist has been convicted by a federal grand jury for manipulating his patients and defrauding Medicare, Medicaid, and private health insurance programs. (This guy was ambitious, not to mention evil.) Javaid Perwaiz was found guilty on 52 counts related to insurance...

Silent Partner

The Department of Justice works collaboratively with local law enforcement and national law enforcement agencies to detect and prosecute healthcare fraud schemes that cross state lines. Regan Dube and her husband Michael Dube have been sentenced for their roles in a multi-state healthcare fraud scheme....

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A New York City pharmacist has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud. Sajid Javed owned and operated numerous pharmacies which were used to submit more than $7.1 million in fraudulent claims to Medicaid and Medicare. Javed illegally...

Operation Rubber Stamp

Fraud schemes involving telemedicine have become increasingly common as more people turn to virtual health services. The Department of Justice has conducted several nationwide takedowns of fraudulent telemedicine rings which have attempted to defraud patients and abuse the healthcare system. Most recently, more than 30...

An Attorney, Pharmacist, and Sales Representative Walk into a Courtroom

Healthcare fraud rarely involves a singular fraudster. Usually, a ringleader and several co-conspirators are involved in any given case. (Fraudsters like to help each other along until they get their take of the deal, then they’re off to the next scam.) In today’s fraud...

No Honor Among Fraudsters

Two Tennessee doctors were recently sentenced for their roles in a conspiracy to defraud Tricare out of tens of millions of dollars. (Tricare is a government health insurance program that offers affordable healthcare to members of the military and their dependents.) Dr. Susan Vergot...

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