Update: Business Owner Sentenced
Update to a January 23, 2023, article: Witkowski was sentenced to five years in prison and three years of supervised release. He was also ordered to pay forfeiture of over $4 million and restitution of over $8 million to Medicare. Read a Department of Justice press release.
Matthew Taylor Witkowski pleaded guilty to a one-count criminal information charging him with conspiracy to commit health care fraud. Documents show that he and a co-conspirator engaged in a scheme to defraud Medicare by illegally obtaining and selling fraudulent written orders for goods and services paid for by Medicare, including for durable medical equipment (DME). Many of these fraudulent orders used names and personal health information of actual Medicare beneficiaries without the beneficiaries’ authorization or prior knowledge. Read a story from HomeCare and a Department of Justice press release.
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