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October 21, 2013; U.S. Attorney; Eastern District of Michigan Kmart Corporation to Pay U.S. More Than $2.5 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations for Partially Filled Prescriptions
Kmart Corporation has agreed to pay the United States and 32 participating states a total of $2,550,000 to settle allegations of false prescription claims by its national pharmacy centers to government health insurance programs, U.S. Attorney Barbara L. McQuade announced today.
October 21, 2013; U.S. Attorney; Western District of Kentucky Nelson County Drug Store Owner Sentenced To 27 Months for Health Care Fraud and Wire Fraud
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The owner of Crume Drug Store, located in Nelson County, Kentucky, was sentenced in federal court October 1, 2013, by Chief Judge Joseph H. McKinley, Jr., to 27 months in prison, followed by a two year term of supervised release, and was ordered to pay $242,963.04 in restitution, announced David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.
October 18, 2013; U.S. Attorney; Middle District of Florida Disbarred Attorney and Her Ex-Husband Sentenced To Prison for Stealing $2.8 Million from Clients in Medicaid Planning Fraud Scheme
Orlando, FL - Chief U.S. District Judge Anne Conway sentenced Ross Littlefield (48, Kissimmee) and Linda Littlefield (41, Kissimmee) yesterday for money laundering. Ross Littlefield was sentenced to four years in federal prison. Linda Littlefield was sentenced to five years in prison. As part of their sentence, the court also entered a restitution order in the amount of $2,888,418.05 and a money judgment in the amount of $155,739.93. The Littlefields pleaded guilty on June 11, 2013.
October 18, 2013; U.S. Department of Justice Operators of Michigan Adult Day Care Centers Convicted in $3.2 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme
A federal jury in Detroit today convicted the owner and the program coordinator of two Flint, Mich., adult day care centers for their participation in a $3.2 million Medicare fraud scheme.
October 18, 2013; U.S. Attorney; District of Connecticut Greenwich Doctor Pays $300,000 to Settle Allegations under The False Claims Act
Deirdre M. Daly, Acting United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that JUN XU, M.D., and his professional corporation, Rehabilitation Medicine And Acupuncture Center M.D., LLC., of Riverside, Conn., have entered into a civil settlement with the government in which they will pay $300,000 to resolve allegations that XU violated the False Claims Act.
October 18, 2013; U.S. Attorney; District of Kansas Indictment: Wichita Chiropractor Defrauded Health Insurers
Wichita, KA - A federal indictment charging a Wichita chiropractor in a $1.3 million health care fraud scheme was unsealed today, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom. The chiropractor surrendered his license today.
October 17, 2013; U.S. Attorney; Southern District of Illinois Cahokia Woman Pleads Guilty To Health Care Fraud
Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that on October 16, 2013, Karashia A. Tabbs, 45, of Cahokia, Illinois, pled guilty to a one-count indictment charging that she engaged in a scheme to commit health care fraud. Sentencing has been set for January 23, 2014, in United States District Court in East St. Louis, Illinois. Tabbs will face up to 10 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000, and up to 3 years of supervised release.
October 17, 2013; U.S. Department of Justice Boston Scientific and Subsidiaries to pay $30 Million for Guidant's Sale of Defective Heart Devices for Use in Medicare Patients
WASHINGTON - Boston Scientific Corp. and its subsidiaries, Guidant LLC, Guidant Sales LLC and Cardiac Pacemakers Inc. (Guidant), have agreed to pay $30 million to settle allegations that, between 2002 and 2005, Guidant knowingly sold defective heart devices to health care facilities that in turn implanted the devices into Medicare patients, the Justice Department announced today. Boston Scientific acquired Guidant, a medical device manufacturer, in 2006.
October 17, 2013; U.S. Department of Justice Former Los Angeles-area Pastor Sentenced for Role in $11 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme
A pastor and owner of a Los Angeles-area medical supply company was sentenced today for his role in a power wheelchair fraud scheme that defrauded Medicare out of more than $11 million. Acting Assistant Attorney General Mythili Raman of the Justice Department's Criminal Division; U.S. Attorney Andr� Birotte Jr. of the Central District of California; Special Agent in Charge Glenn R. Ferry of the Los Angeles Region of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (HHS-OIG); Assistant Director in Charge Bill L. Lewis of the FBI's Los Angeles Field Office; and Special Agent in Charge Joseph Fendrick of the California Department of Justice, Bureau of Medi-Cal Fraud and Elder Abuse made the announcement.
October 17, 2013; U.S. Attorney; Eastern District of Pennsylvania Hospice Owner Convicted in Multi-Million Dollar Health Care Fraud
PHILADELPHIA - Matthew Kolodesh, a/k/a "Matvei Kolodech", 51, of Churchville, PA, was found guilty of conspiracy to defraud Medicare of more than $14 million through his home hospice business, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. A federal jury delivered its verdict today. Kolodesh's business, Home Care Hospice, Inc. ("HCH"), located at 2801Grant Avenue in Philadelphia, submitted claims totaling approximately $14.3 million for patients that were not eligible for or did not receive the hospice services billed to Medicare.
October 17, 2013; U.S. Attorney; District of Rhode Island Former R.I Doctor to Pay $1.2 Million for Fraudulent Billings to Medicare and Medicaid
PROVIDENCE, RI - Dr. Hafeez Kahn, a former Rhode Island physician with practices located in Smithfield and East Providence, R.I., will pay the government $1.2 million dollars, twice the amount of money a Settlement Agreement states he fraudulently billed the Medicare and Medicaid programs, it was announced today by the United States Attorney's Office, the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (HHS-OIG), and the Rhode Island Attorney General's Office.
October 17, 2013; U.S. Attorney; Northern District of Texas Father and Son Convicted on Conspiracy and Health Care Fraud Charges
DALLAS - A federal jury has convicted two local men on conspiracy and health care fraud charges related to their operation of a physician house call company in North Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas.