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Feb. 21, 2019

San Antonio Area Pharmaceutical Sales Representative Pleads Guilty for Her Role in $8 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme

In San Antonio this morning, 45-year-old former pharmaceutical representative Holly Blakely, of San Antonio, TX, pleaded guilty for her role in an $8 million health care fraud scheme that netted her over $1 million, announced U.S. Attorney John Bash and FBI Special Agent in Charge Christopher Combs, San Antonio Division.

Feb. 20, 2019

Mississippi Woman Pleads Guilty To Health Care Fraud, Money Laundering And Tax Evasion Charges For Role In $200 Million Compounding Pharmacy Scheme

A Hattiesburg, Mississippi woman pleaded guilty today for her role in a $200 million scheme to defraud health care benefit programs, including TRICARE, which is the program that covers U.S. military service members and their families.

Feb. 14, 2019

Florida Compounding Pharmacy And Its Owners To Pay At Least $775,000 To Resolve False Claims Act Allegations

The Department of Justice announced today that Vital Life Institute LLC (formerly known as AgeVital Pharmacy LLC), located in Sarasota, Florida, and owners Jenny and William Wilkins have agreed to pay at least $775,000 to resolve claims that they violated the False Claims Act by engaging in an illegal kickback scheme to induce the referral of compounded drug prescriptions for TRICARE and Medicare beneficiaries. AgeVital and the Wilkinses have agreed to pay additional amounts in the event certain contingencies are triggered.

Feb. 14, 2019

San Diego Physical Therapy Clinics' Owners Pay $450,000 to Resolve Fraud Allegations

Two San Diego physical therapy clinics and their owners have paid $450,000 to resolve allegations that they fraudulently billed military healthcare provider TRI CARE for medical services that were supposedly performed by qualified medical doctors, but were actually provided by unqualified and unauthorized employees.

Feb. 12, 2019

Fort Myers Pain Management Physician Sentenced To Eighteen Months In Prison In Kickback Scheme

U.S. District Judge Sheri Polster Chappell today sentenced Dr. Michael Frey (46, Fort Myers) to 18 months in federal prison for conspiracy to receive healthcare kickbacks. Frey had pleaded guilty in June 2018. In addition to his guilty plea, Frey previously agreed to a civil settlement in which he will pay $2.8 million to the United States to resolve allegations that he violated the False Claims Act in a number of ways, including receiving illegal kickbacks and by ordering medically unnecessary laboratory tests.

Feb. 12, 2019

Former Government Contracting Officer Representative Sentenced to 60 Months in Prison for Conspiracy and Bribery

Jerry T. Vertefeuille, 54, of Niceville, was sentenced today to 60 months in prison. Co-defendant Christopher A. Carter, 37, of Fort Walton Beach, is scheduled to be sentenced on Friday, February 15, at 11 :00 a.m. CST. The sentence was announced by Lawrence Keefe, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida.

Feb. 8, 2019

Sumter Women Convicted of Healthcare Fraud for Over-Charging Government by Millions of Dollars

United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced today that Angela Breitweiser Keith, age 53, and Ann Davis Eldridge, age 58, both of Sumter, South Carolina, pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of false statements to defraud Medicaid.

Feb. 8, 2019

Southern District of Georgia continues crackdown on healthcare fraud

Martinez man has been sentenced to federal prison and ordered to pay nearly $1.5 million in restitution for defrauding government healthcare and disability programs.

Feb. 8, 2019

Marketer Agrees to Pay Nearly $340,000 for Allegedly Engaging in an Illegal Kickback Scheme with OK Compounding

James Paul Adams, 35, of Cypress, Texas, also known as Beau Adams, owner of the Texas marketing company One Source Healthcare Organization, LLC, agreed to pay the government $339,412.50 for allegedly accepting illegal kickback payments from OK Compounding, LLC, announced U.S. Attorney Trent Shores.

Feb. 8, 2019

Former U.S. Navy Captain Sentenced in Sweeping U.S. Navy Corruption and Fraud Probe

Former U.S. Navy Captain Jeffrey Breslau, previously the director of public affairs for the U.S. Pacific Fleet, was sentenced in federal court today to six months in custody for secretly moonlighting as a paid public relations consultant for foreign defense contractor Leonard Glenn Francis.