Pharmacist Pleads Guilty to Scheme
Paul Mansour pleaded guilty to submitting fraudulent claims to Medicare for prescription drugs that were never dispensed to patients. According to court documents, he was a pharmacist at Mansour Partners Inc., doing business as Best Buy Drugs, which he also co-owned. Mansour created fake patient profiles in the pharmacy’s digital filing system and added fraudulent prescription medication entries to these fictitious patient files that duplicated prescriptions for medications provided to real patients of the pharmacy. He then submitted false and fraudulent claims for the drugs added in the fictitious patient files that had never been dispensed, billing Medicare for the fraudulent prescriptions in the names of real patients of the pharmacy. Read a Department of Justice press release.
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