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May 6, 2013 Healthcare Fraud

Owner of Drug Treatment Centers Charged with Medicaid Fraud and Illegal Kickbacks

Within an industry created specifically to help those suffering from opiate addiction, the owner of multiple Massachusetts-based drug treatment clinics has been charged with six counts of Medicaid fraud and an illegal kickback scheme involving eight sober houses. Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley announced that Dr. Punyamurtula Kishore allegedly defrauded […]
April 29, 2013 Healthcare Fraud

Illegal Kickback Results in a List of Charges Against Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services

U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman of New Jersey announced that the government is filing charges against four defendants in a Medicare fraud and illegal kickback scheme in North New Jersey. Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services (“BLS”) and four defendants are accused of bribing doctors with millions of dollars for laboratory referrals and […]
April 25, 2013 Healthcare Fraud

Michigan Doctor Charged in Illegal Kickback Scheme

A Michigan doctor has pleaded no contest to two counts of Medicaid fraud in relation to receiving illegal kickback payments for referrals. Dr. Kevin S. Witt was officially charged in court with the violations, which fall under the False Claims Act. Each charge carries up to four years in prison and […]
April 24, 2013 Healthcare Fraud

Orange Community MRI at Center of Illegal Kickback Scheme in New Jersey

The Department of Justice recently made 14 arrests related to an extremely lucrative illegal healthcare kickback scheme operated out of New Jersey. During a short two-month undercover investigation, authorities recorded at least 32 illegal kickbacks being paid out to various medical professionals. The payments ranged from $200 to $5,820 and […]
April 23, 2013 Healthcare Fraud

Florida-Based Pharmacy Owner Sentenced for Illegal Kickbacks and Medicare Fraud

A Miami-based pharmacy owner was sentenced to 168 months in prison for his role in a Medicare fraud and illegal kickback scheme. Jose Carlos Morales, the co-owner of Pharmovisa, Inc. and PharmovisaMD, plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud and one count of conspiracy to pay […]
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