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Former Operator of NYC Health Clinics Pleads Guilty In Manhattan Federal Court to $30 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Thomas O'Donnell, the Special Agent-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the United States Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General, Shantelle Kitchen, the Acting Special Agent-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation Division, and George Venizelos, the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, announced today that Oscar Huachillo, the former operator of multiple HIV/AIDS clinics in New York City, pled guilty to orchestrating a scheme to defraud Medicare out of more than $31 million by billing Medicare for expensive treatments that were administered at a highly diluted dose or never administered at all, and were often medically unnecessary. Huachillo also pled guilty to evading more than $3.4 million in federal income taxes by falsely underreporting his income. Huachillo pled guilty before U.S. District Judge Katherine Polk Failla.


Action Details

  • Date:July 1, 2014
  • Agency:U.S. Attorney
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Criminal and Civil Actions