March 4, 2024

Air Force Police Officer Convicted of over $150,000 in Unemployment Insurance Fraud During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Trevon Miller, 31, a former Air Force Police Officer at Edwards Air Force Base, pleaded guilty to mail fraud charges today for submitting fraudulent unemployment insurance claims during the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced. According to court documents, between April 2020 and June 2020, Miller submitted fraudulent claims in several states using his former name of Trevon Rodney. Miller told the state agencies that administer the unemployment insurance system that he was unemployed when he was an active-duty Air Force Police Officer the whole time.

March 1, 2024

Husband and Wife Sentenced for Defrauding TRICARE and Medicare out of $75 Million

Charles Ronald Green Jr. and his wife, Melinda Elizabeth Green, were sentenced in federal court today to 27 months each for fraudulently billing government healthcare programs more than $125 million for medically unnecessary treatments.

Feb. 29, 2024

United States Reaches Settlement Of Law Enforcement, Tax, And Healthcare Cost Claims In Endo International Bankruptcy Case

As part of ENDO’s bankruptcy plan, a group of ENDO’s secured lenders will purchase ENDO’s assets and operate the business under a new corporate structure.

Feb. 28, 2024

Georgia Laboratory Owner Pleads Guilty to Felony Charge and Agrees to Pay $14.3 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations

Andrew “Drew” Maloney, 57, of Roswell, Georgia, has pleaded guilty to a criminal information charging him with conspiracy to pay health care kickbacks.

Feb. 28, 2024

Doctor Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Accept Kickbacks in Connection with Fraudulent Telemarketing Scheme Victimizing Medicare and TRICARE Patients in Eastern Washington

Vanessa R. Waldref, the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, announced today that Thomas Andrew Webster, M.D., age 51, of Sylvania, Ohio, pled guilty to conspiring to accept kickbacks in connection with a fraudulent telemarketing and medical supply scheme throughout Washington and in other states. District Judge Mary K. Dimke accepted Dr. Webster’s guilty plea and set sentencing for June 26, at 1:15 in Spokane, Washington. The Medicare program provides health insurance coverage for elderly and disabled Americans.

Feb. 28, 2024

Former South Florida Pharmacy CEO Sentenced to Prison for Lying to Federal Investigators

On Feb. 23, Patrick Smith, 71, of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, the former CEO and President of Patient Care America (PCA), a compounding pharmacy located in Broward County, was sentenced to 6 months in prison for lying to federal agents who were investigating PCA for various health care fraud offenses.

Feb. 27, 2024

California Man Charged in $10 Million Health Care Fraud, Wire Fraud, and Kickback Conspiracy

A California man was arraigned today on charges relating to his role in a fraud and kickback scheme that caused more than $10 million in losses to Medicare, Attorney for the United States Vikas Khanna announced. Adam Wayne Owens, 43, of Riverside, California, is charged in a superseding indictment with one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and wire fraud and one count of conspiracy to violate the federal Anti-Kickback Statute.

Feb. 23, 2024

U.S. Army Reserve Colonel Accused of Stealing Thousands in Unearned Military Pay Entitlements

A federal grand jury in Salt Lake City, Utah, returned an indictment Feb. 21, 2024, charging a U.S. Army Reserve Colonel, formerly of Utah’s 76th Operational Response Command, for his role in defrauding the United States out of more than $60,000 in unearned military pay entitlements.

Feb. 22, 2024

Fourteen Indicted in Pharmaceutical Kickback Case

Ten doctors, two pharmaceutical executives, and two business entities have been charged in a scheme to bribe doctors for prescriptions, announced U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Leigha Simonton. The fourteen defendants were charged in a two-count indictment filed Wednesday.

Feb. 21, 2024

Florida Man Indicted for Health Care Fraud, Wire Fraud, Illegal Kickbacks in $97 Million Scheme

A Florida man was charged in an indictment unsealed today for his role in durable medical equipment (DME) kickback scheme that caused $97 million in losses to Medicare, Attorney for the United States Vikas Khanna announced today.