Dentist And Others Charged In Medicaid Health Care Fraud Scheme At Upper Manhattan Dental Clinic
Joon H. Kim, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Scott J. Lampert, the Special Agent in Charge of the New York Regional Office of the United States Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General ("HHS-OIG"), announced the arrests of MEHMET DIKENGIL, ANNA JONES, and LUIS OMAR VARGAS for their participation in a scheme to defraud Medicaid of more than $400,000. DIKENGIL, the owner of Dental Express Broadway, P.C., a dental clinic located in upper Manhattan, employed JONES, an officer manager, and VARGAS, an unlicensed dental provider, in furtherance of the health care fraud, which involved billing Medicaid for dental services that were not provided to patients. DIKENGIL and VARGAS were arrested this morning in New Jersey. JONES was arrested this morning in Queens, New York. The defendants will be presented later today in Manhattan federal court before Chief Magistrate Judge Debra Freeman.
- Date:November 30, 2017
- Agency:U.S. Attorney
- Criminal and Civil Actions