Wednesday, November 2, 2011
FBI arrests 12 people in $95M health care fraud ring
FBI agents in New York arrested a dozen people early this morning in a move against a massive health care fraud ring, officials said.
The ring's members include several doctors, who allegedly worked together with people posing as patients to defraud Medicare of more than $95 million, officials said.
Investigators from the US Department of Health and Human Services teamed up with FBI agents to uncover the scheme, which involved ring members submitting phony health care claims to Medicare and their later reimbursement with tax-dollars for non-existent ailments, officials said.
FBI officials confirmed the arrests, with many centering on Brooklyn.
Those charged are expected to be arraigned later today in Brooklyn federal court.
Authorities have yet to release the names of those charged because the indictments are still under court seal.