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New York Pharmacist Pleads Guilty To Medicare And Medicaid Fraud And Tax Fraud

Earlier today, Andrew Barrett, a New York pharmacist and pharmacy owner, pleaded guilty to health care fraud and filing false tax returns. From January 2011 to December 2012, Barrett operated pharmacies in Bronx, Rockland, and Queens counties in New York State. From his Queens pharmacy, Barrett fraudulently billed Medicare and Medicaid approximately $2.7 million for prescription medications that he never dispensed to patients. Barrett also siphoned off over $2.6 million for personal expenses from the Bronx and Rockland pharmacy accounts while falsely claiming those funds as business expenses on his tax returns. When sentenced, Barrett faces up to ten years in prison, as well as restitution, criminal forfeiture, and a fine.


Action Details

  • Date:May 25, 2016
  • Agency:U.S. Attorney
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Criminal and Civil Actions