Doctor Who Pleaded Guilty to Health Care Fraud for "Goodie Bags" Agrees to Resolve Civil Fraud and Controlled Substance Liability for $2.8 Million
PHILADELPHIA - U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain announced that the United States filed a civil lawsuit against Andrew M. Berkowitz, M.D., of Huntington Valley, PA, for engaging in healthcare fraud and improperly distributing and dispensing controlled substances. The civil complaint relates to criminal charges that were previously filed against Berkowitz and for which he has pleaded guilty. At the same time the new civil suit was filed, the United States also filed a proposed civil judgment, in which Berkowitz has agreed to pay a total of $2.8 million in civil damages and penalties under the False Claims Act, Controlled Substances Act, and in civil forfeiture, committed to never obtaining another controlled substance registration, and consented to a 20-year exclusion from Medicare and Medicaid. The consent judgment remains subject to court approval.
- Date:March 17, 2020
- Agency:U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
- Criminal and Civil Actions