July 12, 2013
Owner of Charlotte Behavioral Health Company Sentenced To Two Years in Prison for $400,000 Medicaid Fraud Scheme
A Charlotte man and owner of a behavioral health company was sentenced on Thursday, July 11, 2013, to serve 24 months in prison for attempting to obtain nearly $400,000 in fraudulent reimbursement claims from North Carolina Medicaid, announced Anne M. Tompkins, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. Gregory Benny Lassiter, Jr., 32, of Charlotte, was also ordered to remain under court supervision for two years, following his prison term.
July 3, 2013
North Carolina-Based Trans1 to Pay U.S. $6 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations
Medical device manufacturer TranS1 Inc., now known as Baxano Surgical Inc., has agreed to pay the United States $6 million to resolve allegations under the False Claims Act that the company caused health care providers to submit false claims to Medicare and other federal health care programs for minimally-invasive spine surgeries, the Justice Department announced today.
May 7, 2013
Leader of Medicaid Fraud Conspiracy Sentenced To 40 Months in Prison for $336,000 Healthcare Fraud & Money Laundering
An Alleghany Co. woman was sentenced on Monday, May 6, 2013 to serve 40 months in prison and two years of supervised release for health care fraud conspiracy and money laundering, announced Anne M. Tompkins, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina.
April 2, 2013
Charlotte Woman Pleads Guilty to $4.8 Million Medicaid Scheme, Aggravated Identity Theft, and Other Charges
Woman steals identity of therapist to submit false claims to medicaid and attempts to sell mercedes-benz to prevent law enforcement officers from seizing vehicle
March 7, 2013
Health Care Clinic Director Pleads Guilty for Role in $63 Million Health Care Fraud
Fifteen defendants have been charged for their alleged roles in the HCSN health care fraud scheme, and 12 defendants have pleaded guilty.
February 11, 2013
Former Registered Nurse from Florida and North Carolina gets 111 Months in Prison for $63 Million Mental Health Care Fraud Scheme
John Thoen was also sentenced to 3 years supervised release for fraudulent billing in both states.