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Long Island pharmacist accused of health care fraud

5 months ago in Pharma Fraud

New York Attorney General Letitia James has accused a Long Island pharmacist of a complex, multi-million-dollar Medicaid scam. The scam, according to prosecutors, involved pharmacies throughout New York including locations in Manhattan and the Bronx.

The state conducted an investigation of the accused, using undercover agents to enter the pharmacy and pose as patrons who needed to fill prescriptions. The operatives gathered evidence to support the following accusations:

The state conducted an inve…

DOJ Recovers Over $2.8 Billion from False Claims Act Cases in 2018

10 months ago in Pharma Fraud

The Department of Justice obtained more than $2.8 billion in settlements and judgments from civil cases involving fraud and false claims against the government in the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2018, Recoveries since 1986, when Congress substantially strengthened the civil False Claims Act, now total more than $59 billion.

“Every year, the submission of false claims to the government cheats the American taxpayer out of billions of dollars,” said Principal Deputy Associate Attorney General P…

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