Pharmacy Owner Pleads Guilty


Pharmacy owner and operator Omar Solari pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit health care fraud in a $36.2 million scheme. According to the plea agreement, Solari and his co-conspirators paid kickbacks and bribes to telemarketing companies in exchange for recruiting Medicare beneficiaries to accept prescriptions for various medications – mainly topical creams – that they usually did not want or need. Solari also owned and operated a telemarketing company through which he received kickbacks from the pharmacies in exchange for beneficiary leads he provided. Read a story from CBS 12  and a Department of Justice press release.

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