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National Health Care Fraud Enforcement Action Results in 193 Defendants Charged and Over $2.75 Billion in False Claims - California

Four Defendants Charged in the Northern District of California

Today, Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew Yelovich, Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California, announced criminal charges against four defendants in connection with an alleged scheme to defraud federal health care benefit programs including Medicare and Medicaid. The charges filed in federal court are part of the Department of Justice’s 2024 National Health Care Fraud Enforcement Action. The charges stem from an alleged conspiracy to provide prescriptions for Adderall and other stimulants to customers of an online health care service without a legitimate medical purpose for doing so. According to the several informations and the indictment filed against the defendants, they each had a role in enabling members of an online telehealth company to obtain Adderall and other stimulants from pharmacies by illegitimate means including making false and fraudulent representations to pharmacies, seeking to obstruct efforts by pharmacies to exercise their corresponding responsibility, and causing pharmacies to submit false and fraudulent claims for reimbursement to health care insurance plans.


Action Details

  • Date:July 1, 2024
  • Agency:U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of California
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Criminal and Civil Actions