the medicare fraud strike force charged 111 defendants in nine cities, including doctors, nurses, health care company owners and executives, and others, for their alleged participation in medicare fraud schemes involving more than $225 million in false billing, announced attorney general eric holder, health and human services (hhs) secretary kathleen sebelius, fbi executive assistant director shawn henry, assistant attorney general lanny a. breuer of the criminal division and hhs
inspector general daniel levinson.
also today, the department of justice (doj) and hhs announced the expansion of medicare fraud strike force operations to two additional
cities - dallas and chicago. today's operation is the largest-ever
federal health care fraud takedown.
"today, more than 300 special agents from oig, in partnership with federal and state agencies across the country, are making more than a hundred arrests on charges of health care fraud," said daniel r.
levinson, hhs inspector general. "these unprecedented operations send a clear message - we will not tolerate criminals lining their pockets at the expense of medicare patients and taxpayers."
the complete news release is available online at http://go.usa.gov/g86