December 3, 2014
Brooklyn and Queens - Ten Defendants Charged In $70 Million Scheme To Defraud Medicaid And Medicare Through Medical Clinics In Brooklyn And Queens
Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, George Venizelos, the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation ("FBI"), William J. Bratton, Commissioner of the New York City Police Department ("NYPD), and Thomas O'Donnell, the Special Agent-in-Charge of the New York Office of the Department of Health and Human Services, announced today the unsealing of an indictment charging ten defendants with operating a massive health care fraud scheme through three medical clinics in Brooklyn and Queens through which the defendants submitted over $70 million in fraudulent claims to Medicaid and Medicare.
November 6, 2014
Manhattan - Manhattan U.S. Attorney Settles Civil Fraud Claims Against Visiting Nurse Service For Obtaining Millions In Medicaid Payments By Enrolling Ineligible Individuals In Its Managed Long-Term Care Plans And For Providing Substandard Services At Social Adult Day Care Centers
VNS Admits and Acknowledges that 1,740 Managed Long-Term Care Plan Members Were Ineligible and Agrees to Pay Nearly $35 Million.
January 31, 2014
Queens, N.Y., Doctor Sentenced for His Role in $15 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme
A Queens, N.Y., medical doctor was sentenced today to serve 12 months and a day in prison for his role in a scheme that fraudulently billed Medicare more than $15 million for, among other things, physical therapy and lesion removal services that were medically unnecessary and never provided. Acting Assistant Attorney General Mythili Raman of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Loretta E. Lynch of the Eastern District of New York, Assistant Director in Charge George Venizelos of the FBI’s New York Field Office, and Special Agent in Charge Thomas O’Donnell of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (HHS-OIG) made the announcement.
January 28, 2014
Patient Recruiter Pleads Guilty in Connection With $13 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme
Pavel Zborovskiy, 57, of Brooklyn, N.Y., pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to pay and receive illegal health care kickbacks in connection with a $13 million health care fraud and money laundering scheme. Zborovskiy pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Nina Gershon of the Eastern District of New York and is the sixth defendant to plead guilty in connection with the scheme. At sentencing on May 28, 2014, Zborovskiy faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a fine of more than $2.5 million.