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Maryland Health Care Provider Convicted for Patient Deaths

Baltimore, Maryland - A federal jury today convicted the owner of Alpha Diagnostics, Rafael Chikvashvili, age 67, of Baltimore, Maryland, of health care fraud and wire fraud conspiracy, healthcare fraud, including two counts of health care fraud resulting in death, as well as wire fraud, false statements and aggravated identity theft, related to a scheme to defraud Medicare and Medicaid of more than $7.5 million. Judge Bredar ordered that Mr. Chikvashvili be immediately taken into custody. A detention hearing will be held on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. to determine whether he will remain in custody pending his sentencing.


Action Details

  • Date:February 17, 2016
  • Agency:U.S. Attorney
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Criminal and Civil Actions