Sunday, January 24, 2021

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...

Cross-country Fraud Deal Gone Bad

The illegal sale of controlled substances can be linked directly to the prescription drug epidemic the nation is currently facing. While prescription pain medicines are supposed to be carefully prescribed and regulated, mismanagement by healthcare professionals can easily go unnoticed, especially when they enlist...

Turbulent Skies Ahead

Tricare is a healthcare insurance program offered to members of the U.S. military, their families, and retirees across all seven branches of the armed forces. It’s egregious that a former Air Force officer was recently sentenced for her role in defrauding Tricare out of...

Bound for Bankruptcy

Owning a successful business on paper does not always equate to successfully operating one. This is especially true for business owners whose best practices include participating in illegal financial schemes and defrauding the U.S. government. Mississippi businessman Wade Walters pleaded guilty to participating in a...

Fraud Along the Mississippi

The role of medical professionals is to provide the best medical care possible to patients without bias. In today’s fraud case, it wasn't bias that prevented the doctors and nurses from performing their oathbound duty, rather it was their own greed. Tennessee-based Dr. Thomas Sturdavant,...

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