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October 10, 2019

Update to a story from July 3, 2019, below: The owner of the medical marketing company was sentenced to 70 months in prison. Read more here.

A federal jury found the owner of a medical marketing company guilty for his role in an over $2.2 million Medicare fraud scheme involving the payment of kickbacks and bribes to medical clinics in exchange for the referral of DNA swabs that were obtained from Medicare beneficiaries.

According to the evidence presented at trial, he was paid by a laboratory for each DNA swab that he arranged to be referred to the laboratory. He directed the owners of the medical clinics to collect DNA from all of the patients at the clinics, regardless of medical necessity. Read a Department of Justice press release.

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