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kendal-L4iKccAChOc-unsplash-300x200The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida announced the arrest of a Coconut Creek man accused of using his businesses to fraudulently obtain federal loans meant for small businesses affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and bilking the Medicare system of at least $5 million.

Carlos Belone, 37, was arrested Friday and charged with wire fraud, payment of health care kickbacks, conspiracy to commit health care fraud, and making false statements to a financial institution. His bond was set at $150,000. It is unclear if he has acquired legal representation.

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thermometer-headache-pain-pills-139398-300x200Three individuals were indicted in New Jersey on Thursday for their alleged involvement in a $6 million prescription fraud scheme that targeted state healthcare plans in South Jersey.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey announced a 33-count indictment against Dr. Brian Sokalsky, 42, of Margate; Vincent Tornari, 46, of Linwood; and Ashley Lyons-Valenti, 63, of Swedesboro, for their role in conspiracy schemes to receive kickback payments for medically unnecessary compounded medications. It is unclear if they have acquired legal representation.

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freestocks-nss2eRzQwgw-unsplash-300x200The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has unsealed the indictments of nine pharmacists who were charged last week for their alleged participation in a $12.1 million health care fraud scheme executed in Michigan and Ohio.

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online-marketing-hIgeoQjS_iE-unsplash-300x169The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Arizona unsealed three criminal complaints charging multiple individuals with health care fraud associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

The first complaint charges Jeremiah Faber of Gold Canyon with one count of health care fraud and one count of money laundering. It is unclear if he has acquired the services of an attorney.

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marcelo-leal-6pcGTJDuf6M-unsplash-300x200The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Michigan announced separate charges against a Kalamazoo urogynecologist and a nurse practitioner accused of committing health care fraud and reusing single-use medical equipment.

Roger Beyer, M.D., was charged with conspiracy to commit health care fraud. His wife, Susan Wright, N.P., was charged with misprision of health care fraud and the adulteration of a medical device. It is unclear if they have acquired legal representation.

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