August 1, 2013
Christine Rahl Sentenced For Health Care Fraud And Money Laundering
Michael J. Moore, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, announced that Christine Rahl, 46, a resident of Social Circle, Georgia, was sentenced July 31, 2013 before the Honorable C. Ashley Royal, United States District Judge in Macon, Georgia, to fifty-seven (57) months imprisonment, to be followed by three (3) years supervised release, and a $500.00 mandatory assessment. Additionally, Judge Royal ordered Ms. Rahl to pay $1,586.847.14 in restitution.
August 1, 2013
Victims Of Largest Fraud Case Prosecuted In Southern District of Georgia Receive Over $27 Million In Restitution
SAVANNAH, GA - United States Attorney Edward J. Tarver announced today the payment of over $27 million in restitution to the victims of the largest fraud case ever prosecuted in the Southern District of Georgia, United States v. Martin J. Bradley III, et al., Case No. 405-059 (S.D. Ga.)
July 26, 2013
Dubuis Health System and Southern Crescent Hospital for Specialty Care, Inc. to Pay U.S. $8 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations
Dubuis Health System and Southern Crescent Hospital for Specialty Care, Inc. (Southern Crescent) have agreed to pay the United States $8,000,000 to settle allegations that they submitted false claims to Medicare, the Justice Department announced today. Dubuis Health System manages long-term acute care hospitals in multiple states, including Southern Crescent. Southern Crescent is a long-term acute care hospital located in Riverdale, GA and is part of the CHRISTUS Health System.
June 24, 2013
Atlanta Doctor Convicted For Health Care Fraud, Tax Evasion and Money Laundering
After a two-week trial, a federal jury has convicted Lawrence Eppelbaum, 54, of Roswell, Georgia on health care fraud, tax fraud and money laundering in relation to a scheme in which he illegally induced patients from all over the country to be treated at his medical clinic in Atlanta by providing free travel accommodations through a purported charitable entity that he controlled.
April 19, 2013
Two Georgia Dieticians Charged With Medicaid Fraud
Schella Hope and Arlene Murrell conspired to fraudulently bill the Georgia Medicaid program for nutrition services that were purported to have been provided to children enrolled in Head Start centers located across Georgia. The indictment also alleges that between January 2005 and September 2011, HOPE submitted bills to Medicaid for these services totaling almost $4 million.
March 12, 2013
Armenian National Sentenced to 41 Months in Prison for Role in Health Care Fraud
Khoren Gasparian, from Armenia, admitted he was responsible for approximately $1 million worth of fraudulent claims submitted to Medicare.
January 2, 2013
Golden Living Nursing Homes Settle Allegations of Substandard Wound Care
GGNSC has agreed to pay $613,300 to resolve these allegations. The United States’ share of the settlement is $423,544.