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Brooklyn Medical Equipment Providers Charged in Alleged $13 Million Scheme to Defraud Government-Funded Health Plans

BROOKLYN-Earlier today, an indictment was unsealed charging Chikwere Onyekwere and Uchechi Onyekwere, registered owners and officers of purported durable medical equipment (DME) companies located in Brooklyn, New York, with executing a scheme to submit over $13 million in fraudulent claims to a New York-based, government-sponsored managed care organization. The defendants were arrested earlier this morning and will be presented for arraignment later today at the United States Courthouse, 225 Cadman Plaza East, Brooklyn, New York, before United States Magistrate Judge Joan M. Azrack.


Action Details

  • Date:May 13, 2014
  • Agency:U.S. Attorney
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Criminal and Civil Actions