Woman Sentenced for Fraud Case

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A Houston woman has been ordered to pay more than $15 million in restitution following her conviction of conspiring to commit $50 million in health care fraud as well as laundering money. She conspired with others to falsely bill Medicare and Medicaid for millions of dollars of medical tests that were either not performed or were medically unnecessary.

Most of these tests supposedly occurred at 28 testing facilities. To prevent Medicare from learning about the scheme, the woman hired “seat warmers” – young women paid to sit and answer phones in the nearly empty offices that comprised many of the “testing facilities.” Read a Department of Justice press release.



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