Man Sentenced for Role in DME Scheme

August 27, 2019

As part of his guilty plea, a Nigerian man admitted that he and others paid cash kickbacks to patient recruiters and physicians for fraudulent prescriptions for durable medical equipment (DME) such as power wheelchairs for which the Medicare beneficiaries did not have a legitimate medical need. He was sentenced to 46 months in prison and ordered to pay $1,076,893.15 in restitution. Read a Department of Justice press release.
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