Medicare Fraud Strike Force Indicts 28 in Texas

The federal government's Medicare Fraud Strike Force indicted 91 people in seven cities today, including 28 in Dallas and Houston. Of the $429 million in fraudulent billings that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services alleged today, $261 million was from schemes perpetrated by people in Texas.

“Today’s coordinated actions represent one of the largest Medicare fraud takedowns in Department of Justice history, as measured by the amount of alleged fraudulent billings,” Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division said in a statement.

In Dallas, 14 individuals were indicted for various fraud ...

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