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January 2009

January 29, 2009, U.S. Attorney, Northern District of Illinois
Former Chicago Area Man Convicted of Failing to Pay More Than $65,000 in Child Support Ordered in Dupage County (PDF)
January 28, 2009, Department of Justice
Owner of Pharmaceutical Wholesale Company Pleads Guilty to Medicare Fraud
January 26, 2009, U.S. Attorney, District of Connecticut
New Haven Medical Clinic Pays $284,398 to Settle Allegations Under The False Claims Act
January 23, 2009, U.S. Attorney, Southern District of Iowa
Ex-Des Moines City Councilman Joseph Archibald Brooks, Jr., Sentenced One Year and a Day in prison for Conspiracy and Misapplication of Funds Charges in CIETC Fraud Case
January 15, 2009, Department of Justice
Eli Lilly and Company Agrees to Pay $1.415 Billion to Resolve Allegations of Off-Label Promotion of Zyprexa
January 15, 2009, U.S. Attorney, District of Minnesota
Former State Employee Pleads Guilty to Health Care Fraud (PDF)
January 13, 2009, U.S. Attorney, Southern District of Florida
Organizer Receives 10 Year Sentence in Medicare Fraud and Money Laundering Scheme
January 9, 2009, U.S. Attorney, District of Maryland
Internet Pharmacy Owners Sentenced to Five Years in Prison and Ordered to Pay Over $11 Million For Illegal Internet Sales of 10 Million Hydrocodone Pills
January 8, 2009, U.S. Attorney, Southern District of Florida
Medical Clinic Owner Pleads Guilty to Role in $5.3 million Medicare Fraud Scheme
January 5, 2009, U.S. Attorney, Southern District of Indiana
Anderson Man Charged with Defrauding the Indiana Medicaid Program of over $900,000. (PDF)

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February 2009

February 26, 2009, U.S. Attorney, Central District of California
Doctor Pleads Guilty to Health Care Fraud For Giving Aids and HIV Patients Diluted Medications
February 26, 2009, U.S. Attorney, District of Minnesota
Zimmerman Woman Sentenced For Health Care Fraud (pdf)
February 25, 2009, U.S. Attorney, Southern District of Florida
Miami Lakes Man Sentenced to 140 Months In Medical Equipment and Money Laundering Scam
February 25, 2009, U.S. Attorney, Northern District of Alabama
Sloan Sentenced For Health Care Fraud
February 20, 2009, U.S. Attorney, Western District of Kentucky
Woman Pleads Guilty in Kickback Scheme
February 19, 2009, U.S. Attorney, Northern District of Texas
Medical Equipment Supplier Sentenced For Health Care Fraud
February 13, 2009, Department of Justice
Three Miami Physicians and Three Medical Workers Charged with $10 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme
February 9, 2009, U.S. Attorney, District of Massachusetts
Neurometrix Agrees to Deferred Prosecution for Illegal Kickbacks Paid to Physicians
February 9, 2009, U.S. Attorney, Western District of Kentucky
Woman Pleads Guilty to $67,000 In False Billings to Medicare
February 4, 2009, U.S. Attorney, Northern District of Alabama
Bill King Sentenced for Medicare Fraud
February 4, 2009, U.S. Attorney, Southern District of Florida
Health Care Fraud Defendant Arrested Entering the U.S. From Cuba

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March 2009

March 26, 2009, Department of Justice
Houston's Methodist Hospital to Pay U.S. More Than $9 Million to Resolve Allegations of Overcharging Medicare
March 24, 2009, U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of California
Failure to Pay Child Support Results in 18 Months in Prison and $80,000 Restitution (PDF)
March 23, 2009, U.S. Attorney, District of Florida
Two Doctors and Two Medical Assistants Plead Guilty in $10 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme
March 17, 2009, U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona
United States Reaches $355,000 Settlement With Three Tucson Cardiologists (PDF)
March 13, 2009, U.S. Attorney, District of Florida
Health Care Fraud Fugitive Captured Coming Into United States From Cuba
March 13, 2009, U.S. Attorney, District of Maryland
Teacher Convicted in Scheme to Fraudulently Receive Social Security, Medicaid and Housing Benefits
March 10, 2009, U.S. Attorney, Southern District of West Virginia
Cabell Hospital Settles with Government for Improper Billing to Medicaid
March 6, 2009, U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of New York
Victory Memorial Hospital Agrees to Settle Claims That it Defrauded the Medicare Program
March 3, 2009, Department of Justice
Kansas Cardiologist to Pay U.S. $1.3 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations

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April 2009

April 30, 2009, U.S. Attorney, District of Connecticut
Former Haven Health Care Bookkeeper Arrested on Fraud and Obstruction Charges
April 28, 2009, U.S. Attorney, Western District of Kentucky
Paducah Woman Indicted for Healthcare Fraud; Former VP of HealthEssentials Solutions, Inc. Charged with Submitting False and Fraudulent billings to Medicare in a Scheme to Defraud
April 27, 2009, U.S. Attorney, District of Maryland
Chesapeake Youth Center, Inc. Agrees to Pay $259,120 to Settle Allegations That it Provided No Care or Worthless Care to Residents
April 24, 2009, U.S. Attorney, Southern District of Texas
Houston Woman Sentenced in Wheelchair Fraud Case
April 22, 2009, U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. Attorney Announces First Settlement Involving Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities
April 21, 2009, U.S. Attorney, District of Massachusetts
Lahey Clinic Hospital Pays $843,896 to Resolve Improper Billing Allegations
April 16, 2009, U.S. Attorney, District of South Dakota
Man Sentenced in Prescription Fraud
April 7, 2009, U.S. Attorney, Southern District of Florida
Three South Florida Men Indicted in Multi-Million Dollar Medicare Fraud Scheme
April 6, 2009, U.S. Attorney, Middle District of Florida
Tampa Doctor and Three Others Charged with Illegally Distributing and Dispensing Prescription Pain Pills
April 6, 2009, U.S. Attorney, Western District of Kentucky
Bowling Green Pharmacist Sentenced on Health Care Fraud and Drug Sample Charges
April 3, 2009, U.S. Attorney, Southern District of Florida
Three Charged in Health Care Fraud and Money Laundering Scheme

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May 2009

May 28, 2009, U.S. Attorney, Southern District of Florida
Miami Pharmacy Owner Pleads Guilty to Health Care Fraud and Money Laundering
May 26, 2009, U.S. Attorney, District of Connecticut
New Britain Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Failing to Pay More Than $68,000 in Child Support
May 21, 2009, U.S. Attorney, Southern District of Florida
Eleven Defendants Charges With Racketeering Conspiracy Related to Bonanno Organized Crime Family
May 20, 2009, U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of Arkansas
Department of Justice to Intervene in Whistleblower Case (PDF)
May 19, 2009, U.S. Attorney, District of South Dakota
Dallas, SD Woman Pleads to Embezzling
May 19, 2009, U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of Missouri
Desoto Doctor, His Wife and Three Companies are Sentenced
May 15, 2009, U.S. Attorney, District of Maryland
Ringleader of Illegal OxyContin Scheme Sentenced to Prison
May 6, 2009, U.S. Attorney, District of Connecticut
New Haven Counselor Who Defrauded Health Care Programs is Sentenced
May 5, 2009, U.S. Attorney, Middle District of Florida
Charges Filed Against WellCare Health Plans, Inc.; WellCare Enters Into Deferred Prosecution Agreement Agrees to Pay $80 Million in Restitution and Forfeiture (PDF)
May 5, 2009, U.S. Northern District of Georgia
Conspirator in $12 Million Medicare Fraud Ring Sentenced to Prison (PDF)

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June 2009

June 30, 2009, U.S. Attorney, Northern District of Illinois
Former CEO of Rock Creek Psychiatric Facility and Affiliated Physician Convicted in $565,000 Bribery and Kickback Conspiracy (pdf)
June 30, 2009, U.S. Attorney, District of Maryland
Pharmacist and Baltimore County Pharmacy Indicted for Illegal Oxycodone Distribution
June 30, 2009, U.S. Attorney, District of Maryland
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center Settles False Claims Act Case
June 29, 2009, U.S. Attorney, Southern District of Florida
Miami Physician Sentenced to 97 Months in Prison for Role in $10 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme
June 24, 2009, U.S. Attorney, Southern District of Texas
Husband and Wife Doctors Charged with Operating a Pill Mill
June 22, 2009, U.S. Attorney, Southern District of Georgia
Miami Woman Pleads Guilty to $6.5 Million Medicare Fraud Conspiracy (pdf)
June 11, 2009, U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of Tennessee
Settlement Reached with TennCare Provider for Drug Overbilling
June 5, 2009, U.S. Attorney, Southern District of Florida
Four Miami-Area Residents Sentenced in $10 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

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July 2009

July 31, 2009, U.S. Attorney, Southern District of Florida
Three Miami Residents Plead Guilty in Medicare Infusion Fraud
July 17, 2009, U.S. Department of Justice
Los Angeles Jury Convicts Equipment Suppliers of Medical Fraud
July 17, 2009, U.S. Department of Justice
Tampa Bay Doctor Agrees to Pay United States $1.7 Million to Resolve Medicare Fraud Allegations
July 14, 2009, U.S. Department of Justice
Endoscopic Technologies to Pay U.S. $1.4 Million to Resolve Allegations of Medicare Fraud
July 10, 2009, U.S. Attorney, District of Connecticut
Pharmacist Pleads Guilty to Health Care Fraud, Agrees to Pay $344,085 to Settle False Claims Act Allegations
July 9, 2009, U.S. Attorney, Central District of California
42 Defendants Indicted in $4.6 Million Medi-Cal Fraud Case
July 09, 2009, DOJ/U.S. Marshals
Operation FALCON 2009 Nets More than $35,000 Fugitives
July 6, 2009, U.S. Attorney, Western District of Kentucky
Three Sentenced in Kickback Scheme (Link unavailable)
July 2, 2009, U.S. Attorney, District of South Dakota
Jury Finds New York Man Guilty of Failure to Pay Child Support
July 1, 2009, U.S. Attorney, Western District of Louisiana
LSU-Shreveport Medical School to Pay $700,000 to Settle Federal Fraud Suit Involving Never-Performed Services by Orthopedic Teaching Physicians (PDF)
July 1, 2009, U.S. Attorney, District of Connecticut
Yale-New Haven Hospital Enters Into Federal Civil Settlement Agreement
July 1, 2009, U.S. Attorney, District of California
North Hollywood Physician Assistant Guilty of Stealing Doctor's Identity in $7.7 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

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August 2009

August 24, 2009, U.S. Attorney, District of Connecticut
Former Haven Healthcare Administrator Pleads Guilty to Obstruction Charges
August 21, 2009, U.S. Attorney, Southern District of Florida
Former Owner of Atenas Medical Equipment, Inc. Arrested on Health Care Fraud Charges
August 20, 2009, U.S. Attorney, Southern District of Florida
Former President of DME Company Sentenced For Health Care Fraud and Money Laundering Scheme
August 19, 2009, U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. Attorney Announces Settlement With Nursing Facilities Over Allegations of Substandard Care (PDF)
August 19, 2009, U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of Texas
Massachusetts Man Indicted for Health Care Fraud in East Texas
August 17, 2009, U.S. Attorney, Southern District of Florida
Durable Medical Equipment Company Owner Convicted in Medicare Fraud Scheme
August 17, 2009, U.S. Attorney, Southern District of Texas
Grand Jury Charges Two Houston Area Doctors with 35 More Counts of Illegally Distribute Narcotics, Medicare/Medicaid Fraud and Money Laundering
August 17, 2009, U.S. Attorney, Southern District of Texas
Woman Convicted in Fake Flu Vaccine Case Sentenced to Prison for Violating Probation
August 14, 2009, U.S. Attorney, Southern District of Florida
Miami Man Pleads Guilty to $123 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme
August 13, 2009, U.S. Attorney, Middle District of Tennessee
Nashville Woman Indicted by Federal Grand Jury in $1.1 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme

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September 2009

September 30, 2009, U.S. Attorney, District of New Jersey
UMDNJ To Pay More Than $8 Million to Settle Kickback Case Related to Cardiology Program (pdf)
September 17, 2009, U.S. Attorney, District of New Jersey
Three More Cardiologists Settle with Government Over Kickback Allegations Related to UMDNJ Cardiology Program (pdf)
September 2, 2009, Department of Justice
Justice Department Announces Largest Health Care Fraud Settlement in Its History
September 2, 2009, U.S. Attorney, District of Nevada
Las Vegas Pain Management Center Agrees to pay U.S. Department of Justice $167,000 to Resolve Medicare Fraud Allegations

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October 2009

October 26, 2009, U.S. Attorney, District of Connecticut
Bethany Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Involvement in OxyContin Distribution Conspiracy
October 21, 2009, U.S. Attorney, Central District of California
L.A. Medicare Fraud Strike Force Charges 20 in Health Care Fraud Cases Involving Durable Medical Equipment
October 20, 2009, U.S. Attorney, District of Minnesota
Former State Employee Sentenced for Health Care Fraud (PDF)
October 8, 2009, U.S. Attorney, District of Puerto Rico
Two Doctors and Three Other Individuals Charged For Medicare Fraud
Link not available (No Internet Site for Puerto Rico)
October 7, 2009, U.S. Attorney, Western District of Kentucky
Final Defendant Sentenced in Health Care Fraud Scheme

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November 2009

November 24, 2009, U.S. Attorney, District of Connecticut
Waterbury Medical Practice Pays Nearly $100,000 to Settle Allegations Under the False Claims Act
November 19, 2009, U.S. Attorney, Western District of Tennessee
Memphian Sentenced for Medicare Fraud
November 18, 2009, U.S. Department of Justice
Occupational Therapist and Patient Recruiter Plead Guilty in Detroit-Based Medicare Fraud Schemes
November 18, 2009, U.S. Attorney, Southern District of Florida
South Florida Medicare Fraud Prosecutors and Agents Receive 2009 Excellence in Public Awareness Award
November 17, 2009, U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of Louisiana
Owner of Local Medicaid Agency Sentenced to Five Years in Federal Prison for Health Care Offense
November 17, 2009, U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of New York
Podiatrist Agrees to Settle Allegations That He Defrauded the Medicare Program By Submitting Inflated Claims For Payment
November 13, 2009, U.S. Attorney, Northern District of Indiana
Two Charged In Health Care Fraud Scheme (Release not posted on website)
November 12, 2009, U.S. Department of Justice
Oregon Hospice Pays U.S. $1.83 Million to Settle False Claims Act Liability
November 5, 2009, U.S. Attorney, Western District of Louisiana
Daycare Owner Sentenced for Fraud Charges (PDF)
November 4, 2009, U.S. Attorney, District of Minnesota
Owner of Personal Care Provider, Two Assistants Indicted for Stealing $89,000 from Medicaid (PDF)
November 3, 2009, U.S. Attorney, District of Connecticut
Former Haven Healthcare Director Plead Guilty to Federal Fraud Charge
November 3, 2009, U.S. Attorney, District of South Dakota
Dallas, South Dakota, Woman Sentenced in Burke Embezzlement Case

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December 2009

December 29, 2009, Department of Justice
Colorado-based Spectranetics Corporation to Pay $5 Million to Resolve Allegations Relating to Its Medical Devices
December 28, 2009, Department of Justice
Michigan Health Care Provider to Pay United States $669,413 to Settle False Claims Allegations
December 23, 2009, U.S. Attorney, District of Maryland
Pharmacy Owner Pleads Guilty to Health Care Fraud, Aggravated Identity Theft and Conspiracy to Misbrand Drugs
December 22, 2009, Department of Justice
Oklahoma Hospital Group Pays U.S. $13 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations
December 15, 2009, Department of Justice
Parent Company of Two New Jersey Hospitals to Pay U.S. $7.95 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations
December 15, 2009, U.S. Attorney, District of Minnesota
Plymouth Man Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Medicaid out of $74,000 (PDF)
December 3, 2009, U.S. Attorney, District of Idaho
Two Convicted for Health Care Fraud
December 2, 2009, U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of Michigan
U.S. Attorney Resolve Lawsuit Alleging Overbilling at Long Term Acute Care Hospital (PDF)
December 1, 2009, U.S. Attorney, Central District of California
Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic Agrees to Pay $3 Million to Settle Kickback Allegations

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