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pexels-photo-48604-300x191The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York announced the arrest of four former employees of a Connecticut healthcare insurance firm accused of defrauding a client out of millions meant for healthcare claims.

The complaint names Patricia Riccardi, Anthony Riccardi, Erin Verespy, and Vanessa Battle, all of Connecticut, as defendants. They are each charged with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and one count of wire fraud. Attorney information was not available.

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Serge Francois of Miami, Florida was arrested earlier this month for allegedly conspiring to defraud the government of $37 million through various federal health coverage networks including TRICARE, the medical insurance program for members of the military and their families.

Francois, 51, is a pharmacist and the owner of Atlantic Pharmacy, which reportedly sold prescription drugs to the federal government for U.S. military personnel and government employees. He is one of over a dozen defendants implicated in the Atlantic Pharmacy case for money laundering, obstruction of justice, and payment of illegal kickbacks. Francois pleaded not guilty to all charges.

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