Corporate Compliance

Tampa Bay doctor to pay $1.7M to resolve fraud allegations

Compliance Monitor, July 22, 2009

Gabriel DeCandido MD agreed to pay the United States $1.7 million to settle charges that the internist billed Medicare for higher levels of service than he provided and also billed for services he did not provide at all, according to a Department of Justice (DOJ) release.
 
According to the DOJ, the government to seize five of DeCandido’s vehicles and garnish $976,000 that DeCandido transferred to his wife.
 
Whistleblower Michael Flanery filed the suit and will receive $306,000 for his participation in the case.

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