December 3, 2014
Boston- Owner of Nursing Agency Convicted of Multi-Million Dollar Fraud and Money Laundering Scheme
After deliberating for less than four hours, a federal jury convicted the owner of a home nursing agency for fraudulently billing millions of dollars of services to Medicare and then laundering the proceeds. The jury also decided that the defendant's $750,000 home in Natick is forfeitable because it was purchased with the fraud proceeds.
February 25, 2014
Concord Doctor Pleads Guilty for Role in $27 Million Home Health Care Scam
The former medical director of a Waltham-based home health agency pleaded guilty today for his role in a home health fraud scheme which cost Medicare over $27 million. Dr. Spencer Wilking, 65, of Concord, pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Joseph L. Tauro to health care fraud. Sentencing is scheduled for May 20, 2014. The statutory maximum penalty for the crime is 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release, a fine of $250,000 or twice the gross loss to the Medicare program or twice the gross gain to Wilking (whichever is greater), restitution to Medicare, forfeiture of any proceeds of the offense, and exclusion from the Medicare program.