Brooklyn Medicare Fraud Strike Force Charges 12 Individuals for Participating in Health Care Fraud Schemes Totaling More Than $95 Million

U.S. Department of Justice November 02, 2011
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WASHINGTON—Twelve individuals, including three medical doctors, a doctor of osteopathy and a chiropractor, were charged today in the Eastern District of New York for their roles in separate health care fraud schemes that resulted in the submission of more than $95 million in false claims to the Medicare program, announced the Department of Justice, the FBI and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

The defendants are charged with a variety of health care fraud-related and money laundering offenses in two indictments and a superseding indictment filed in federal court in Brooklyn, N.Y. Eleven defendants were arrested or surrendered to authorities today. The last defendant is expected to surrender at a later time.

“Today, 12 individuals—including three medical doctors and other licensed health professionals—were charged with participating in sophisticated Medicare fraud and money laundering schemes throughout Brooklyn and Queens,