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Tuesday, June 30, 2020
HOUSTON – A 54-year-old anesthesiologist from Katy has paid $100,000 to resolve allegations that he falsely billed Medicare for the use of acupuncture devices, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick.  From Nov. 1, 2018, to March 31, 2019, Dr. Jaime Robledo billed Medicare for the implantation of neurostimulator electrodes - a surgical procedure that usually requires use of an operating room. Medicare pays thousands of dollars for this procedure.
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Tampa, Florida — United States Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez announces that the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has upheld the convictions of Dr. David M. Pon on 20 counts of healthcare fraud. The Eleventh Circuit also rejected Pon’s challenges to his 121-month sentence.
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
          Two owners of Guam Medical Transport (GMT) were sentenced to prison terms today for their roles in a health care fraud and money laundering scheme that resulted in a loss to the United States of approximately $10.8 million, one of the largest single Medicare ambulance fraud cases ever prosecuted by the Justice Department. 
Monday, June 29, 2020
John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that GEORGE HAJATI, 41, of Cromwell, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Alvin W. Thompson to 21 months of imprisonment for violating the conditions of his supervised release from a prior federal conviction.  Judge Thompson ordered the sentence to run consecutively with a 27-month federal sentence imposed on Hajati last week, for a total effective sentence of 48 months of imprisonment.
Monday, June 29, 2020
Office Manager Mark J. Sabor Sentenced Today for Conspiracy to Commit Healthcare Fraud and Agrees to Pay Share of Civil Settlement Totaling $1.26 Million
Friday, June 26, 2020
BRUNSWICK, GA:  A pharmacist who owned and operated Fulghum Pharmacy in Baxley, Ga. was sentenced today to 48 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to a conspiracy that involved health care fraud and illegal distribution of opioids.