Corporate Compliance

Medical equipment suppliers in Texas sent to prison for fraud

Compliance Monitor, March 26, 2008

Two Texas men will spend time in federal prison after pleading guilty to defrauding Medicare and paying kickbacks to a physician, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced.

Friday Udo Johnny, of Grand Prairie, Texas, the owner of Metropolitan Home Medical Equipment, was sentenced to 37 months in prison and was ordered to pay more than $458,000 in restitution to Medicare.

Emmanuel "Bob" Edet, of Mesquite, Texas, the owner of Medcare Supplies, was sentenced to 30 months in prison and ordered to pay more than $446,000 restitution.

Johnny and Edet admitted to paying Lloyd McGriff, MD, $200 for each of the 257 fraudulent certificates of medical necessity (CMN) McGriff supplied from September 2002 through August 2003. They then submitted false claims to Medicare for power wheelchairs and accessories.

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