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Eleven people indicted for Medicare fraud in LA

Compliance Monitor, May 21, 2008

The Los Angeles Medicare Strike Force is bringing charges against individuals and organizations that collectively made almost $13 million in fraudulent claims to the Medicare program, according to a Department of Justice (DOJ) press release.
 
The defendants face charges including:
  • Conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud
  • Advising or participating in a scheme to defraud a healthcare benefit program
  • Aggravated identity theft
The defendants each face up to 10 years in prison. The DOJ is also seeking forfeiture of the fraudulent proceeds.
 
A similar Medicare Fraud Strike Force in South Florida has helped recover millions of dollars and convict more than 100 people in Miami.

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