Corporate Compliance

MA men indicted on fraud, money laundering charges

Compliance Monitor, February 2, 2005

Four Massachusetts men were arrested and charged in federal court January 20 with fraud and money laundering in connection with false billings for medical tests, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts.

According to the indictment, Igor Moyseyev, 45, of Newton; Severin Yelaun, 30, of Shrewsbury; David Tamaren, MD, 60, of Marblehead; and John Montoni, 51, of Gloucester were charged with mail fraud, wire fraud, healthcare fraud, money laundering, and conspiracy as part of an alleged scheme that netted $150,000 in reimbursement from 1999 to 2002 for diagnostic examinations that never took place.

Moyseyev and Yelaun had leading roles in diagnostic testing firms in Chelsea and Lynn, according to the release. As part of an alleged scheme, Tamaren wrote prescriptions for tests that were not medically necessary, and Montoni, a chiropractor, signed reports for the tests without being trained to administer or analyze the results of the exams and for knowing the tests were never conducted, according to the indictment.

All four men indicted face up to 20 years' imprisonment and a $250,000 fine on each of 41 fraud counts, and five years imprisonment and a $250,000 for conspiracy. Moyseyev and Yelaun also face 20 years in prison and $500,000 fines on each of 16 counts of money laundering, the release said.

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