Feds take down largest-ever Medicare fraud ring

October 14, 2010 by MassDevice staff

The U.S. Dept. of Justice charges 44 people with Medicare fraud involving $100 million in false claims.

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Federal agents charged 44 people in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Miami in what they're calling the single largest Medicare fraud scheme ever, according to the U.S. Dept. of Justice.

The individuals allegedly set up 118 phantom clinics in 25 states and stole the identities of doctors and thousands of Medicare beneficiaries, intending to submit phony claims.

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