Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Medicare Fraud Strike Force Set Record Numbers for Health Care Fraud Prosecutions

The Justice Department's Medicare Fraud Strike Force has set record numbers for health care prosecutions in Fiscal Year 2013, demonstrating the targeted and coordinated approach remains strong as the strike force enters its eighth year of fighting fraud against the government's health care programs. In Fiscal Year 2013, the strike force set records in the number of cases filed (137), individuals charged (345), guilty pleas secured (234) and jury trial convictions (46). In addition, the defendants who were charged and sentenced are facing significant time in prison - an average of 52 months in prison for those sentenced in FY 2013, and an average of 47 months in prison for those sentenced since 2007.


Action Details

  • Date:January 27, 2014
  • Agency:U.S. Department of Justice
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Criminal and Civil Actions