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Manhattan U.S. Attorney, FBI, and IRS Announce Charges against Pharmacy Owner In Multimillion-Dollar Medicare/Medicaid Fraud Scheme

Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, George Venizelos, the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation ("FBI"), and Toni Weirauch, the Special Agent-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation ("IRS-CI"), announced that Purna Chandra Aramalla was arrested yesterday for engaging in a scheme to defraud Medicaid and Medicare through the sale of illegally diverted prescription drugs. ARAMALLA was also charged with a related money laundering offense. ARAMALLA was arrested yesterday morning and was presented in Manhattan federal court before U.S. Magistrate Judge Debra Freeman yesterday afternoon. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for January 13, 2014.


Action Details

  • Date:December 13, 2013
  • Agency:U.S. Attorney
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Criminal and Civil Actions