Former Owner And Operator Of NYC Health Clinics Sentenced In Manhattan Federal Court For $30 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme
Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced today that OSCAR HUACHILLO, the former owner and operator of multiple HIV/AIDS clinics in New York City, was sentenced today in Manhattan federal court to 87 months in prison for orchestrating a scheme to defraud Medicare out of more than $31 million; he was also sentenced to 60 months in prison, to be served concurrently, for evading more than $3.4 million in federal income taxes by falsely underreporting his income. As part of the scheme, HUACHILLO submitted bills to Medicare for expensive treatments that were administered at highly diluted doses or never administered at all, and were often unnecessary. HUACHILLO previously pled guilty to conspiring to commit health care fraud and committing tax evasion before U.S. District Judge Katherine Polk Failla, who imposed today's sentence.
- Date:August 25, 2015
- Agency:Southern District of New York
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