Criminal Charges Involve Over $1.4 Billion in Alleged Losses

Criminal Charges Involve Over $1.4 Billion in Alleged Losses

September 21, 2021

The Department of Justice announced criminal charges against 138 defendants, including 42 doctors, nurses, and other licensed medical professionals, in 31 federal districts across the United States for their alleged participation in various health care fraud schemes that resulted in approximately $1.4 billion in alleged losses. The charges target approximately $1.1 billion in fraud committed using telemedicine, $29 million in COVID-19 health care fraud, $133 million connected to substance abuse treatment facilities, or “sober homes,” and $160 million connected to other health care fraud and illegal opioid distribution schemes across the country. Read a Department of Justice press release.

 

 

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