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Couple Sentenced For Obtaining $1.7 Million in Military Health Care Kickback Scheme



NEW ORLEANS - U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that KIMBERLY HOMRIGHAUSEN, age 44, and RICHARD HOMRIGHAUSEN, age 37, were sentenced on January 7, 2021 by United States District Judge Barry W. Ashe for conspiracy to pay and receive kickbacks related to compounded medications paid for by TRICARE, a federally funded health care benefit program that serves United States military personnel and their families. At their guilty pleas, the defendants admitted to paying kickbacks to TRICARE beneficiaries to induce them to obtain compounded medications, costing TRICARE a total of approximately $9 million. To conceal the kickbacks, the defendants created a purported non-profit that paid off the beneficiaries under the guise of "grants" to thank them for their military service.