A.G. Schneiderman Announces Prison Term For Rogue Pharmacy Owner In $16 Million Medicaid Theft
NEW YORK -- Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced that Raheel Pervez was sentenced to a 1-to-3-year prison term today for his part in a multi-year scheme that drained in excess of $16 million from the state Medicaid program. Pervez, 41, who pleaded guilty to felony Enterprise Corruption, is one of six individuals arrested by the Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit in a scheme that involved a web of more than a dozen pharmacies. They defrauded the Medicaid program by targeting vulnerable HIV patients and put their lives in jeopardy by paying them not to fill their HIV prescriptions and then billing Medicaid for those unfilled prescriptions. Three of the pharmacies, two of which operated as the scam's central hubs, were previously ordered to pay $16.7 million in restitution to Medicaid. In addition to incarceration, Pervez has agreed to pay $500,000 in civil forfeiture.
- Date:May 5, 2014
- Agency:New York Attorney General
- State Enforcement Agencies