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January 2010

January 27, 2010, U.S. Attorney, District of Maryland
Maryland Cardiologist Sentenced to Almost 4 Years For Evading More Than $16 Million in Income Taxes
January 25, 2010, Department of Justice
Physical Therapist Pleads Guilty in Connection with Detroit Home Health Care Fraud Scheme
January 7, 2010, U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of Missouri
Cathedral Rock Nursing Homes and a Nursing Home Operator Resolve Criminal and Civil Health Care Fraud Allegations Related to Failure of Care and Agree to Pay the United States Over $1.6 Million
January 6, 2010, U.S. Attorney, Southern District of New York
Nine Podiatrists Sentenced in Manhattan Federal Court to Prison Terms for Participation in Massive Medicare and Health Care Fraud Scheme (PDF)
January 5, 2010, U.S. Attorney, District of Connecticut
Former Haven Healthcare CEO Pleads Guilty to Federal Charges

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February 2010

February 26, 2010, Department of Justice
Two Atlanta-Based Nursing Home Chains and Their Principals Pay $14 Million to Settle False Claims Act Case
February 25, 2010, Department of Justice
Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in New York To Pay U.S. $2.92 Million to Resolve Fraud Allegations
February 22, 1020, Department of Justice
Eon Labs Pays U.S. $3.5 Million to Settle Allegations of Submitting False Claims to Medicaid
February 22, 2010, U.S. Attorney, District of Connecticut
Johnson Memorial Hospital Enters Into $191,193 Federal Civil Settlement Agreement
February 19, 2010, U.S. Attorney, District of Maryland
Pharmacist Pleads Guilty to Illegal Oxycodone Distribution
February 4, 2010, U.S. Attorney, Southern District of Florida
Durable Medical Equipment Company Owner Convicted in Medicare Fraud Scheme
February 3, 2010, U.S. Attorney, Southern District of New York
Manhattan U.S. Attorney Charges Two Doctors and Three Others With Running Fraudulent Aids/HIV Clinics That Cheated Medicare of Approximately $8.5 Million
February 2, 2010, U.S. Attorney, Southern District of Florida
Former President and Owner of Atenas Medical Equipment, Inc. Convicted of Health Care Fraud Charges

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March 2010

March 30, 2010, U.S. Attorney, Southern District of Illinois
Perryville, Missouri Health Clinic and Office Manager Sentenced on Various Fraud Schemes
March 30, 2010, U.S. Attorney, District of South Dakota
Huron Physical Therapist Pled Guilty to Making False Statements Relating to Healthcare Matters
March 30, 2010, U.S. Attorney, District of Connecticut
Pharmacist and Former Business Pay $1,115,000 to Settle Allegations Under the False Claims Act
March 30, 2010, Office of Attorney General, State of Connecticut
Attorney General, DSS Announce $1.115 Million Recovery From RG Pharmacy for Billing Fraud
March 25, 2010, Department of Justice
Detroit Woman Who Opened Clinics to Fraudulently Bill Medicare Sentenced to 96 Months in Prison
March, 25, 2010, Department of Justice
Owner of Los Angeles-Area Company Sentenced to Nine Years in Prison for Medicare Fraud
March 24, 2010, U.S. Attorney, Northern District of Georgia
Three Soldiers Sentenced for Stealing Computers (PDF)
March 24, 2010, Department of Justice
Detroit-Area Physical Therapist Sentenced to 62 Months in Prison for Role in Medicare Fraud Scheme
March 24, 2010, U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of New York
Three Podiatrists and a Pharmacy Owner Arrested on Health Care Fraud Charges
March 23, 2010, U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of North Carolina
Aulander Woman Sentenced For Charges Related to Health Care Fraud Exceeding More Than $650,000
March 23, 2010, U.S. Attorney, Western District of New York
Rochester Podiatrist Pleads Guilty to Health Care and Mail Fraud (PDF)
March 23, 2010, U.S. Attorney, Middle District of Tennessee
Nashville Medicare Supply Company Ordered to Pay More Than $19.3 Million in Damages for Violations of the False Claims Act and for Unjust Enrichment
March 22, 2010, U.S. Attorney, Southern District of Florida
Three Defendants Arrested in Counterfeit Medicare Check Scheme
March 19, 1020, U.S. Attorney, Southern District of Illinois
Owners and East St. Louis Day Care Center Sentenced on Fraud Schemes
March 19, 2010, Department of Justice
New Jersey Hospital to Pay $6.35 Million to Resolve Allegations of Inflating Charges to Obtain Higher Medicare Reimbursement
March 18, 2010, U.S. Attorney, Middle District of Florida
Palmetto Physician Pleads Guilty to Illegal Prescription Drug and Medicare Fraud Conspiracies (PDF)
March 17, 2010, U.S. Attorney, District of New Hampshire
Former New Hampshire Registered Nurse is Sentenced for Tampering with Syringes at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center
March 16, 2010, Department of Justice
Alpharma to Pay $42.5 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations in Connection with Promotion of Drug Kadian
March 15, 2010, U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of Missouri
Founder/CEO, His Brother and Healthnet Regional Center of Cuba Indicted on Health Care Fraud Charges
March 12, 2010, U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of Missouri
Los Angeles Man Ordered to Pay $60,000 in Delinquent Child Support
March 5, 2010, U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona
Parker Physician to Pay Federal Government $430,000 For False Medicare Billings (PDF)
March 5, 2010, U.S. Attorney, District of New Jersey
Orthopaedic Surgeon Pleads Guilty in Consulting Agreement Scheme (PDF)
March 2, 2010, U.S. Attorney, District of Connecticut
Health Care Facilities That Employed "Excluded Providers" Settle False Claims Act Allegations
March 2, 2010, Department of Justice
U.S. Files Complaint Against Virginia Medicaid Providers
March 1, 2010, Department of Justice
Jury Convicts Fresno, Calif., Patient Recruiter of Medicare Fraud in Power Wheelchair Scam
March 1, 1020, Department of Justice
Three Houston Defendants Plead Guilty in Connection With "Arthritis Kit" Fraud Scheme

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April 2010

April 30, 2010, U.S. Attorney, District of Connecticut
Former Greenwich Pharmacist Sentenced to 14 Months in Federal Prison for Health Care Fraud
April 29, 2010, U.S. Attorney, District of Massachusetts
United States Attorney’s Office Honors Federal, State & Local Law Enforcement Personnel for Exceptional Service Including HHS OIG Agents Who Were Recognized for Their Work on the Omnicare, Inc. and Pfizer, Inc. Investigations
April, 29, 2010, Department of Justice
Schwarz Pharma Pays $22 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations Concerning Reimbursement Claims for Unapproved Drugs
April 28, 2010, Department of Justice
Houston Medical Equipment Company Owner, Operator and Patient Recruiter Plead Guilty to Health Care Fraud Scheme and Illegal Health Care Kickbacks
April 28, 2010, U.S. Attorney, District of Columbia
Anesthesiologist Pleads Guilty and is Sentenced for Taking Medication from Hospital
April 26, 2010, U.S. Attorney, Southern District of Texas
Husband and Wife Physicians Convicted of 10-year Conspiracy to Commit Health Care Fraud
April 26, 2010, Department of Justice
Detroit-Area Doctor Sentenced to 72 Months in Prison for Medicare Fraud Scheme
April 20, 2010, U.S. Attorney, Southern District of Georgia
Miami Man Sentenced to 41 Months in Federal Prison for Multi-Million Dollar Medicare Fraud
April 20, 2010, U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of Wisconsin
Harbor Senior Concepts, LLC Agrees to Civil Settlement of $258,000 as Reimbursement for the Submission of False Claims
April 16, 2010, Department of Justice
Clinic Employee Pleads Guilty for Role In Fraudulent Testing Scheme
April 16, 2010, U.S. Attorney, Northern District of Georgia
Rome Couple Charged with $30 Million Medicare & Medicaid Fraud Through Failure of Care at Three Nursing Homes
April 15, 2010, Department of Justice
Detroit-Area Patient Recruiter Sentenced to 27 Months in Prison for Medicare Fraud Scheme
April 15, 2010, U.S. Attorney, District of Columbia
Maryland Woman Indicted by Federal Grand Jury for D.C. Medicaid Fraud
April 9, 2010, U.S. Attorney, District of Massachusetts
Braintree Man Convicted of Defrauding Medicare
April 9, 2010, U.S. Attorney, District of New Jersey
East Orange Medical Equipment Provider Charged with Fraudulently Billing for Wheelchairs
April 9, 2010, U.S. Attorney, District of Maryland
Pharmacist Sentenced to 6 Years in Prison for Illegal OxyCodone Distribution
April 9, 2010, Department of Justice
Clinic Owners Who Moved Medicare Fraud Scheme from Miami to Detroit Sentenced to Three Years in Prison
April 9, 2010, U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona
Scottsdale Doctor Pleads Guilty to Health Care Fraud
April 8, 2010, U.S. Attorney, Southern District of Florida
Two Miami-Dade Residents Plead Guilty to $21 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme
April 8, 2010, Department of Justice
Clinic Manager and Patient Recruiter Plead Guilty For Roles in $2 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme
April 6, 2010, U.S. Attorney, District of Connecticut
Pediatric Practice Pays $74,644 to Settle Allegations Under the False Claims Act
April 2, 2010, Department of Justice
Detroit-Area Doctor and Patient Recruiter Convicted in Medicare Fraud Scheme

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May 2010

May 27, 2010, U.S. Attorney, District of Puerto Rico
Emilio Vicenty Asad Charged on 234 Counts for Medicare Fraud (No Internet Site for District of Puerto Rico)
May 25, 2010, U.S. Attorney, Southern District of Mississippi
Moss Point Couple Convicted of $18 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme (pdf) 
May 21, 2010, Attorney General of Massachusetts
Roxbury Pharmacist Indicted for Fraudulently Billing MassHealth $555,502 for Prescriptions He Never Dispenses
May 13, 2010, Department of Justice
Sixth Individual Pleads Guilty for Role in $14.5 Million Medicare Home Health Care
Fraud Scheme
May 11, 2010, Department of Justice
Medicare Fraud Fugitive Taken into Custody at Miami International Airport and Ordered Held in Pre-trial Detention Pending Trial
May 10, 2010, U.S. Attorney, District of Connecticut
Wallingford Woman Admits Making False Claims to Medicare and Medicaid
May 10, 2010, Department of Justice
Los Angeles Medical Equipment Supplier Sentenced to 55 Months in Prison for Medicare Fraud
May 5, 2010, Department of Justice
Patient Recruiters and Employee at Houston Medical Equipment Company Plead Guilty to Health Care Fraud Scheme and Illegal Health Care Kickbacks
May 5, 2010, Department of Justice
Brooklyn Physical Therapy Clinic Executive and Three Employees Charged in Health Care Fraud Scheme
May 4, 2010, Department of Justice
Miami Clinic Consultant Convicted in $5.8 Million Fraudulent HIV Infusion Scheme
May 4, 2010, Department of Justice
Novartis Vaccines & Diagnostics to Pay More Than $72 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations Concerning TOBI

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June 2010

June 30, 2010, U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of Tennessee
Settlement Reached With Benchmark Physical Therapy 
June 29, 2910, U.S. Attorney, District of South Carolina
Miami Woman Sentenced for Defrauding Palmetto GBA (PDF)
June 29, 2010, Office of Attorney General, State of Arizona
Terry Goddard Announces Indictment of Doctor in Prescription Drug Case 
June 24, 2010, U.S. Attorney, District of Kansas
Jury: Haysville Doctor and Wife Guilty in Deadly Prescription Overdoses 
June 16, 2010, U.S. Attorney, Middle District of Pennsylvania
Lancaster County Doctor Sentenced to Eight Years in Federal Prison 
June 4, 2010, U.S. Attorney, District of Maryland
Catonsville Dentist Charged with Illegal Distribution of Drugs 
June 3, 2010, U.S. Attorney, District of New Jersey
Wyckoff, New Jersey Pharmacy Owner Pleads Guilty to Submitting Phony Postal Employee Prescriptions 
June 1, 2010, U.S. Attorney, Southern District of Texas
Owner and Operator of Behavioral Counseling Company Convicted of Health Care Fraud 

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July 2010

July 27, 2010, U.S. Attorney, District of Connecticut
Hamden Woman Who Made False Claims to Medicare and Medicaid Is Sentenced 
July 21, 2010, U.S. Attorney, Central District of California
Final Six Defendants Found Guilty in Imposter Nurse Scheme that Defrauded Medi-Cal Out of $4.6 Million 
July 20, 2010, Office of the Attorney General, State of Vermont
Two Caregivers Convicted for Theft from the Vermont Medicaid Program 
July 16, 2010, U.S. Department of Justice
Medicare Fraud Strike Force Charges 94 Doctors, Health Care Company Owners, Executive and Others for More Than $251 Million in Alleged False Billing 
July 15, 2010, U.S. Attorney, District of Maryland
Physician Agrees To Settle False Claims to Medicare for Services to Nursing Home Residents 
July 8, 2010, U.S. Attorney, District of Connecticut
Manchester Man Pleads Guilty to Prescription Fraud 
July 8, 2010, U.S. Attorney, Central District of California
National Cardio Labs Pays $3.6 Million to Settle Civil Allegations That Defrauded Federal Health Programs 
July 7, 2010, U.S. Attorney, District of Rhode Island
$275,000 in Medicare Payments Reclaimed from Dermatologist Ordering Unnecessary Tests; Integrity Agreement Implemented 
July 2, 2010, U.S. Attorney, Central District of California>
Radiology Clinic Pays $647,000 to Resolve Lawsuit Alleging it Billed Medicare for Unneeded Tests 
July 2, 2010, U.S. Attorney, Western District of Virginia
Jury Convicts Office Manager of Ambulance Company on Health Care Fraud Charge 
July 1, 2010, U.S. Attorney, District of Maryland
Pharmacy Owner Sentenced to Over 4 years for Health Care Fraud, Aggravated Identity Theft and Conspiracy to Misbrand Drugs 

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August 2010

August 31, 2010, U.S. Attorney, District of New Jersey
East Orange Medical Equipment Provider Indicted for Health Care Fraud Through False Medicare Billings (PDF) 
August 27, 2010, U.S. Attorney, District of Connecticut
Former Haven Healthcare Executive Ordered to Pay Fine and Restitution 
August 26, 2010, U.S. Attorney, Southern District of Illinois
Jasper County Doctor Pleads Guilty to Illegal Distribution of Controlled Substances 
August 13, 2010, U.S. Attorney, Northern District of Florida
Prison Dentist Sentenced for Sexual Contact with an Inmate 
August 11, 2010, U.S. Attorney, District of Puerto Rico
Maria and Armando Montiel Charged in a 469 Count Indictment for Medicare Fraud
No Internet Site for District

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September 2010

September 30, 2010, Department of Justice
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. to Pay More Than $420 Million to Resolve Off-label Promotion and Kickback Allegations 
September 29, 2010, Office of Attorney General, State of Vermont
Caregiver and his Employer Charged with Medicaid Fraud 
September 20, 2010, Department of Justice
Southern California Medical Center to Pay U.S. $2.2 Million to Resolve Fraud Allegations 
Miami Home Health Patient Recruiter Convicted of Conspiracy to Commit Health Care Fraud and Soliciting and Receiving Kickbacks 
September 13, 2010, U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of North Carolina
Wake Forest Man Sentenced in Health Care Fraud Scheme 
September 7, 2010, U.S. Attorney, Western District of Louisiana
Daycare Owner Sentenced to Prison for Scheme to Defraud (PDF)
September 7, 2010, U.S. Attorney, District of Vermont
Mother and Son Indicted for Health Care Fraud 
September 1, 2010, U.S. Attorney, Southern District of Georgia
Three Defendants Plead Guilty for Their Roles in $6.5 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme (PDF)
September 1, 2010, U.S. Attorney, District of Maryland
Salisbury Cardiologist Indicted for Implanting Unnecessary Cardiac Stents (PDF)

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October 2010

October 28, 2010, U.S. Attorney, Northern District of Iowa
Spencer Pharmacist Pays Triple Damages for Prescription Fraud 
October 26, 2010, Department of Justice
GlaxoSmithKline to Plead Guilty and Pay $750 Million to Resolve Criminal and Civil Liability Regarding Manufacturing Deficiencies in Puerto Rico Plant 
October 21, 2010, U.S. Attorney, Southern District of Illinois
Former Cairo Man Charged With Failing to Pay Child Support 
October 19, 2010, U.S. Attorney, Middle District of Pennsylvania
Pharmacy Owner Charged with $12 Million Dollar Health Care Fraud 
October 18, 2010, U.S. Attorney, District of Idaho
East Idaho Man Sentenced for Healthcare Fraud 
October 13, 2010, U.S. Attorney, Northern District of Texas
Local Ambulance Company Owner Sentenced to 15 Years in Federal Prison and Ordered to Pay $1.3 Million in Restitution for Running Health Care Fraud Scheme 
October 13, 2010, U.S. Attorney, Central District of California
Ten Indicted in Operation "Diagnosis Dollars" Where Defendants Allegedly Defrauded the U.S. Medicare System in $17 Million Scheme - Several Defendants Charged Nationwide in Related Cases Also Arrested in Los Angeles Today 
October 13, 2010, U.S. Attorney, District of Puerto Rico
Twenty Individuals Indicted for Violations of Controlled Substance Act, Identity Theft and Health Care Fraud [Link not available (no website for district)]
October 13, 2010, U.S. Attorney, Northern District of Ohio
Six People Indicted as Part of International Organized Crime Ring that Stole Identities and Submitted $44 Million in Fraudulent Charges to Medicare (PDF) 
October 13, 2010, U.S. Attorney, Southern District of New York
Manhattan U.S. Attorney Charges 44 Members and Associates of Armenian-American Organized Crime Enterprise with $100 Million Medicare Fraud (PDF) 
October 13, 2010, Department of Justice
73 Members and Associates of Organized Crime Enterprise, Others Indicted for Health Care Fraud Crimes Involving More Than $163 Million 
October 7, 2010, U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona
Lake Havasu Physician to Pay $395,000 for False Medicare Billings (PDF) 
October 6, 2010, U.S. Attorney, Central District of California
Los Angeles Medical Equipment Supplier Sentenced to 46 Months in Prison in Power Wheelchair Scheme to Defraud Medicare 
October 6, 2010, U.S. Attorney, Southern District of Georgia
Brunswick Resident Charged with Medicare Fraud 

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November 2010

November 30, 2010, U.S. Attorney, Southern District of Texas
Houston Medical Equipment Company Manager Sentenced to 120 Months in Prison and Delivery Driver Sentenced to 41 Months in Prison for Roles in Medicare Fraud Scheme 
November 17, 2010, U.S. Attorney, District of Connecticut
Surgical Monitoring Company and Former CEO Agree to Pay $2.7 Million to Settle False Claims Acts Allegations 
November 17, 2010, U.S. Attorney, Western District of North Carolina)
Western District Health Care Fraud Task Force Investigations Lead to Charges Against Two Individuals 
November 16, 2010, U.S. Attorney, Middle District of Florida
Ameritox, LTD Agrees to Pay $16.3 Million to Resolve Kickback Claims Associated with Laboratory Testing Services PDF 
November 9, 2010, U.S. Attorney, District of Maryland)
St. Joseph Medical Center Agrees to Pay $22 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations in Connection with Kickbacks Paid to MidAtlantic Cardiovascular Associates 
November 9, 2010, Department of Justice
Pharmaceutical Company Lawyer Charged with Obstruction and Making False Statements 
November 4, 2010, U.S. Attorney, Southern District of Texas
Former Owner of Durable Medical Equipment Company Owner Indicted on Charges of Defrauding Medicare of Millions 

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December 2010

December 30, 2010, U.S. Department of Justice
Detroit Medical Center Pays U.S. $30 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations 
December 22, 2010, U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona, Phoenix
Yuma Physician to Pay Federal Government $92,000 for False Medicare Billings (PDF) 
December 21, 2010, U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona, Phoenix
Prescott Podiatrist to Pay Federal Government $175,000 for False Medicare Billings (PDF) 
December 20, 2010; Department of Justice
Pharmaceutical Manufacturer to Pay $280 Million to Settle False Claims Act Case 
December 15, 2010; U.S. Attorney, Massachusetts)
Pharmaceutical Companies to Pay $214.5 Million to Resolve Allegations of Off-Label Promotion of Epilepsy Drug 
December 07, 2010; U.S. Attorney, Washington DC
Pharmaceutical Manufacturers to Pay $421.2 Million to Settle False Claims Act Cases 
December 7, 2010; U.S. Attorney, Michigan
Four Detroit-Area Residents Arrested in Connection with $14.5 Million Home Health Care Fraud Scheme 
December, 1, 2010; U.S. Attorney, Maryland
Woodhaven Pharmacy Services, Inc d/b/a Remedi Seniorcare Settles Claims that it Failed to Credit Federal Programs and Medicaid for Retuned and Re-dispensed Medications 
December 1, 2010; U.S. Attorney, District of South Carolina
Carolina Medicare Inc. Agrees to Pay the United States $526,892.00 to Settle Allegations it Submitted Fraudulent Claims to Medicare
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