Telemarketing Company Owner Gets 14 Years

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Marc Sporn, who owned and operated several telemarketing and telemedicine companies, was sentenced to 14 years in prison for health care and wire fraud that cost Medicare more than $20 million and for evading taxes. Sporn used the companies to market medically unnecessary genetic tests to Medicare beneficiaries and to sell prescriptions (i.e., doctors’ orders) for medically unnecessary genetic tests to laboratories in exchange for kickbacks and bribes. Sporn knew these laboratories would use these doctors’ orders to bill Medicare for medically unnecessary goods and services. Read a story from KIRO 7 and a Department of Justice press release.




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