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March 8, 2018

California Genetic Testing Service Pays $11 Million To Resolve False Claims Allegations

United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman, acting on behalf of the Office of Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services, the TRICARE Program, and the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHB) today announced a $10,635,615.90 settlement with Natera, Inc., to resolve claims that Natera improperly billed federal healthcare programs for Natera’s non-invasive prenatal test known as Panorama . Natera has also agreed to pay an additional $756,183 to a number of state Medicaid programs.

March 7, 2018

Florida Dermatologist Agrees to Pay $2.5 Million to Resolve Allegations of Billing Fraud

A dermatologist and owner of Treasure Coast Dermatology in Vero Beach and Port St. Lucie, Florida has agreed to pay $2.5 million to resolve allegations that he violated the False Claims Act by billing Medicare and TRICARE for procedures he did not perform, the United States Attorney’s Office announced today.

March 7, 2018

Pinellas Doctor Pleads Guilty To Receiving Kickbacks For Writing Prescriptions for Compounded Medications

Dr. Anthony Baldizzi (54, Largo) today pleaded guilty to conspiracy and receiving illegal kickbacks related to a federal health care benefit program. He faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison. A sentencing date has not yet been set.

March 5, 2018

Biloxi Physician Convicted for Role in $3 Million Compounding Pharmacy Fraud Scheme

A federal jury found a Biloxi, Mississippi physician guilty Friday for his role in an approximately $3 million compounding pharmacy fraud scheme.

March 5, 2018

Connecticut Business Owners Admit to Profiting from Unlawful Exports to Pakistan

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that MUHAMMAD ISMAIL, 67, of Meriden, and KAMRAN KHAN, 38, of Hamden, pleaded guilty today in Bridgeport federal court to money laundering in connection with funds they received for the unlawful export of goods to Pakistan. A third defendant, Imran Khan, 43, of North Haven, previously pleaded guilty to violating U.S. export laws.

March 2, 2018

Metropolitan Transportation Authority Employee Admits $5 Million Compunded Medication Prescription Scheme

A Staten Island, New York, man today admitted his role in a scheme to use phony prescriptions for medically unnecessary compounded medications to defraud the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA)’s health insurance plan and other insurers out of $5 million, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

Feb. 27, 2018

Former Army Contractor Indicted For "No Show" Job Involving Contract at Aberdeen Proving Ground

A federal grand jury has indicted Eric D. Price, age 58, of Fayetteville, North Carolina for conspiracy to defraud the United States and wire fraud charges related to payments to him for a "no show" job on a sub-contract under contracts awarded by the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command headquartered at Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG), in Harford County, Maryland.

Feb. 23, 2018

Port St. Lucie Dermatologist Sentence on Obstruction and Fraud Charges

Physician Gary L. Marder, D.O., 61, of Palm Beach County, and owner and operator of the Allergy, Dermatology & Skin Cancer Centers in Port St. Lucie and Okeechobee, was sentenced yesterday in relation to his guilty plea to the crimes of obstruction of a health care investigation and health care fraud.

Feb. 23, 2018

United States Files False Claims Act Complaint Against Compounding Pharmacy, Private Equity Firm, and Two Pharmacy Executives Alleging Payment Of Kickbacks

The United States has filed a complaint in intervention against Diabetic Care Rx LLC d/b/a Patient Care America (PCA), a compounding pharmacy located in Pompano Beach, Florida, alleging that the pharmacy paid illegal kickbacks to induce prescriptions for compounded drugs reimbursed by TRICARE, the Department of Justice announced today.

Feb. 23, 2018

Goose Creek Man Sentenced for Receiving Kickbacks

United States Attorney Beth Drake announced that Joseph Hamrick, age 68, of Goose Creek, was sentenced in federal court in Charleston, South Carolina, for receiving kickbacks involving federal contracts, in violation of 41 U.S.C. § 8702. United States District Judge Richard M. Gergel, of Charleston, sentenced Hamrick to 12 months imprisonment, 3 years supervised release, and a $50,000 fine.