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Former Chief Operating Officer of Nevada Endoscopy Center Pleads Guilty To Medicare/Medicaid Fraud Billing Scheme

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - The former chief operating officer of a defunct Nevada endoscopy center, pleaded guilty today to conspiring with the former owner/physician of the center, Dipak Desai, to defraud Medicare, Medicaid and other private health insurance companies by inflating and overcharging for anesthesia services it provided, announced Daniel G. Bogden, United States Attorney for the District of Nevada. Tonya Rushing, 46, of Las Vegas, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Larry R. Hicks to one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud, and is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 25, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. Rushing faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.


Action Details

  • Date:July 10, 2014
  • Agency:U.S. Attorney
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Criminal and Civil Actions