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