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19 Indians indicted in health care fraud in US
« on: August 04, 2011, 10:52:25 AM »
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19 Indians indicted in health care fraud in US
PTI Aug 3, 2011, 11.05am IST

NEW YORK: A federal grand jury in the US has indicted 26 people, including 19 Indians, for their participation in a multi-million dollar health care fraud and drug distribution scheme to facilitate the submission of false claims to Medicaid and private insurers.

The indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Detroit charged 26 individuals, including doctors and psychologists, United States attorney Barbara McQuade announced on Wednesday.

An Indian-origin pharmacist is accused of being at the center of the conspiracy.

The 34-count indictment alleges that 49-year old pharmacist Babubhai Patel, the beneficial owner and controller of some 26 pharmacies, concealed his ownership and control over many of the Patel Pharmacies through the use of straw owners.
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