Prescription Drug Fraud

Missouri AG Nixon Recovers $462926 In Ongoing Medicaid Fraud

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Attorney General’s News Release

August 7, 2007
Nixon recovers $462,926 in ongoing Medicaid fraud investigation in Dekalb County

Jefferson City, Mo. — Attorney General Jay Nixon announced today that the Missouri Medicaid program will be receiving $462,926 from a pharmacy in DeKalb County that is under investigation for Medicaid fraud. Nixon said the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit in his office has recovered the money from the Randolph Drug Store in Maysville.

Texas Physician Sentenced for $10 Million Scam

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Press Release
The United States Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Texas

August 6, 2007

LOCAL PHYSICIAN SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR DEFRAUDING INSURANCE COMPANIES OF $10 MILLION

(HOUSTON) Dr. Ira Klein, a physician who specialized in treating Hepatitis C patients, has been sentenced to more than 11 years in federal prison, without parole, for health care and mail fraud, United States Attorney Don DeGabrielle announced today.

Attorney General Abbott Recovers $15.7 Million In Medicaid Costs Under National Settlement (PharmaLive)

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PharmaLive: Attorney General Abbott Recovers $15.7 Million In Medicaid Costs Under National Settlement

AUSTIN, Dec. 7, 2006 - Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today announced Texas will receive more than $15.7 million under a national settlement with one of the nation’s largest pharmaceutical companies.

Investigators Arrest Pharmacy Owner Indicted For Medicaid Fraud

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Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Attorney General Abbott’s Investigators Arrest Pharmacy Owner Indicted For Medicaid Fraud

Erasmo Cantu arrested in Brownsville; over $5 million in theft alleged

BROWNSVILLE - Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today announced the arrest of a Cameron County pharmacy owner who was indicted by a grand jury on Oct. 18 for felony offenses involving more than $5 million in alleged fraudulent Medicaid reimbursements for excessive prescription refills.

Blount County couple arrested for TennCare fraud (WATE Channel 6)

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Blount County couple arrested for TennCare fraud

Michael Dolinger is accused of four counts of aiding and abetting his wife in fraudulently obtaining TennCare benefits by using her card to pay for forged prescriptions for the painkiller hydrocodone and alprazolam. It’s used to treat anxiety disorders and panic attacks.

Local Doctor Convicted On Healthcare Fraud Charges (NewsNet5.com)

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NewsNet5.com - Print This Story - Local Doctor Convicted On Healthcare Fraud Charges

CLEVELAND — A doctor was convicted of health care fraud and other charges for prescribing painkillers that prosecutors say resulted in the deaths of two patients under his care.

Dr. Jorge Martinez contends his clinics in Parma and Boardman in northeast Ohio offered people relief from chronic pain.

Pharmacist arrested for fraud

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Pharmacist arrested for fraud

A Winston County pharmacist has been arrested on federal healthcare fraud charges.

63-year-old Gerald Max Burleson of Haleyville is charged with health care fraud and drug mis-branding.

Albany Oncologists To Repay Medicaid $1.2 Million (NY AG Press Release)

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Albany Oncologists To Repay Medicaid $1.2 Million

ALBANY ONCOLOGISTS TO REPAY MEDICAID $1.2 MILLION
Physicians Group Overbilled for Drugs Dispensed to Patients

Attorney General Eliot Spitzer today announced that a group of upstate physicians and their management company have paid the State of New York more than $1.2 million to settle a lawsuit that the group improperly billed Medicaid for physician-administered drugs.

Pharmacy Owner Receives Jail In Medicaid Fraud (NY AG Press Release)

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Pharmacy Owner Receives Jail In Medicaid Fraud

PHARMACY OWNER RECEIVES JAIL IN MEDICAID FRAUD
Will pay $1.1 Million to Resolve Civil and Criminal Liability

Attorney General Eliot Spitzer announced today that a Central Valley pharmacy owner was sentenced to jail for stealing $257,000 from the Medicaid program.

Four arrested in AIDS drug scam (Herald.com | 12/02/2005)

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Herald.com | 12/02/2005 | Four arrested in AIDS drug scam

BY JOHN DORSCHNER

jdorschner@herald.com

In what could be the start of a massive crackdown on scams involving HIV/AIDS patients, law enforcement officials announced the arrest of four persons, including two doctors, charged with illegally diverting millions of dollars in drugs.

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