Cortney Dunlap, 36, of Avon, was charged with health care fraud and making false statements relating to health care matters. He was released on $100,000 bond. The press did not name an attorney for him.
10 South Florida residents and one Boston man have been charged in Fort Lauderdale federal court for their alleged role in a massive nationwide telemedicine scheme that bilked insurance companies out of millions of dollars for unnecessary prescription medication. They are accused of soliciting patients, prescribing them unneeded compound medications for purported injuries, and then billing their health insurance providers for the unnecessary services. It is unclear if any of the defendants has hired an attorney.
A grand jury in Detroit has returned an indictment charging three Michigan residents for their alleged involvement in a scheme to defraud insurance companies by billing them for medication that was never dispensed.
Wansa Nabih Makki, 42, of Dearborn; her brother, Mahmoud Makki, 37, of Dearborn; and her husband Hossam Tanana, 54, of Dearborn, were each charged with multiple health care fraud and money laundering offenses. Wansa Makki was additionally charged with making a false statement to the Internal Revenue Service after she falsely claimed to be a pharmacist in her tax returns. It is unclear if any of the defendants have acquired legal counsel.
A doctor in Palm Beach County, FL, was arrested and charged for allegedly participating in a massive health care fraud scheme that involved billing recovering drug and/or alcohol addicts for fraudulent treatments and tests.
Dr. Michael J. Ligotti, 46, of Delray Beach, was charged with conspiracy to commit health care fraud and wire fraud. Attorney information was not available.
A federal grand jury has indicted a Maryland dentist, his business partner, and another man on federal charges related to an alleged plot to fraudulently obtain millions of dollars in Medicaid payments.
The indictment, which was unsealed on July 22, names Edward T. Buford III, 68, of Silver Spring, Maryland; Kasandra Vilchez-Duarte, 44, of Fort Washington, Maryland; and Donnie Amis, 63, of Washington, D.C., as the defendants. They are each charged with conspiracy to commit health care fraud and mail fraud as well as conspiracy to violate the federal Anti-Kickback Statute. They were released after their initial court appearances last Wednesday. Attorney information was not available at the time of writing.