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Civil Complaint Alleges Fraud By Operators Of Community Mental Health Clinics

PHILADELPHIA - On July 20, 2015, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania filed a civil health care fraud lawsuit under the False Claims Act against Melchor Martinez, Melissa Chlebowski, both of Allentown, PA, and their businesses Northeast Community Mental Health Centers (in Philadelphia), Lehigh Valley Community Mental Health Centers (in Allentown, Easton and Bethlehem), and North Carolina Community Mental Health Centers (in Raleigh, North Carolina). The institutional defendants are community mental health clinics funded largely by Medicaid and Medicare. The lawsuit was announced by United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.


Action Details

  • Date:July 20, 2015
  • Agency:U.S. Attorney
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Criminal and Civil Actions