Federal Health Care Fraud Takedown in Northeastern U.S. Results in Charges Against 48 Individuals
The Justice Department today announced a coordinated health care fraud enforcement action across seven federal districts in the Northeastern United States, involving more than $800 million in loss and the distribution of over 3.25 million pills of opioids in "pill mill" clinics. The takedown includes new charges against 48 defendants for their roles in submitting over $160 million in fraudulent claims, including charges against 15 doctors or medical professionals, and 24 who were charged for their roles in diverting opioids.
- Date:September 26, 2019
- Agency:U.S. Department of Justice
- Criminal and Civil Actions