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April 15, 2021

Three Family Members Sentenced for Health Care Fraud Schemes Targeting Veterans

Three California residents have been sentenced to 42 months of imprisonment for their roles in an elaborate fraud scheme in violation of the Anti-Kickback Statute. According to the information presented to the Court at the time of the pleas, the three defendants conspired together to execute health care fraud schemes that targeted patients that had undergone, or were to undergo, bariatric surgical procedures. The defendants have already paid more than $60 million to the government as part of forfeiture and a civil settlement. As part of the current sentence, the Court ordered $54.5 million in restitution to compensate the health insurance companies that were defrauded, including TRICARE.