2012 California News Archive
December 17, 2012
San Jose Woman Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Health Care Fraud
Gurinder Mand admitted she knowingly and willfully conspired with the former owner of EZ Step pharmacy and others to submit false and fraudulent claims.
December 17, 2012
Los Angeles-area Church Pastor Pleads Guilty to Money Laundering and Conspiring with Doctors, Others to Defraud Medicare of More Than $11 Million
Charles Agbu, a church pastor, admitted that he owned and operated Bonfee Inc., a fraudulent durable medical equipment (DME) supply company located in Carson.
October 24, 2012
Third Physician Sentenced To Lengthy Prison Sentence In Medicare Fraud Case
Dr. Ramanathan Prakashwas sentenced to a 10 year prison sentence. He is ordered to pay a $75,000 fine and pay $607,456.80 in restitution.
October 16, 2012
Grand Jury Indicts New Defendants and Brings Additional Charges Against Los Angeles-Based Oxycontin Ring That Allegedly Bilked Medicare
A federal grand jury has indited 16 defendants with being part of a drug trafficking organization that illegally obtained and distributed more than 900,000 Oxycontin pills.
October 11, 2012
Former Owners of Los Angeles DME Wholesale Company Arrested and Charged with Participating in $16.6 Million Medicare Fraud
Rajinder Singh Paul and Baljit Kaur Paul and the owners and operators of certain of the companies submitted over $16.6 million in false claims to Medicare.
October 5, 2012
Los Angeles Medical Equipment Supplier Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison for Medicare Fraud
Adejare Ademefunwas was also sentenced to three years of supervised release and ordered to pay $499,548 in restitution to Medicare.
October 4, 2012
Eighteen Los Angeles-Area Residents Charged as Part of Nationwide Medicare Fraud Strike Force Takedown
The 18 residents charged include three doctors and one physical therapist and have been charged in six local cases for their schemes to submit more than $65 million in false billing to Medicare.
August 23, 2012
Largest Medi-Cal and Medicare Settlement in California History
The settlement with SCAN Health Plan, Senior Care Action Network, and Scan Group (collectively known as SCAN), which provides health care and support services to the elderly and disabled, constitutes the largest Medi-Cal and Medicare recovery in the state’s history.
June 4, 2012; U.S. Department of Justice
Los Angeles Physician Assistant Found Guilty for Role in $18.9 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme
May 2, 2012; U.S. Attorney; Central District of California
8 Los Angeles-Area Residents Charged In Nationwide Medicare Fraud Strike Force Takedown
May 1, 2012; U.S. Attorney; Eastern District of California
Psychiatric Solutions Inc. And Universal Health Services Inc. Agree To Jointly Pay $3.45 Million To Settle Allegations Of Fraud
April 20, 2012; U.S. Department of Justice
Walgreens Pharmacy Chain Pays $7.9 Million to Resolve False Prescription Billing Case