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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.

Christopher Frusci, 33, an MTA bus driver, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge John Michael Vazquez in Newark federal court to an information charging him with conspiracy to commit health care fraud.