Pain Management Doctor Arrested in Health Care Fraud Cases
Acting United States Attorney Steve Butler of the Southern District of Alabama and Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall announced today that Dr. Rassan M. Tarabein, 58, a neurologist residing in Fairhope, Alabama, was arrested by law enforcement officials on federal and state criminal charges relating to health care fraud. On June 16, 2017, a state grand jury in Montgomery County, Alabama returned a 2-count indictment against Dr. Tarabein, charging him with Medicaid fraud and theft of property in the first degree. On June 28, 2017, a federal grand jury for the Southern District of Alabama returned a 22-count superseding indictment against Dr. Tarabein, charging him with health care fraud, making false statements relating to health care matters, lying to a federal agent, unlawfully distributing schedule II controlled substances, and money laundering. Later today, Dr. Tarabein is scheduled for an initial appearance on the federal charges before United States Magistrate Judge P. Bradley Murray in Mobile, Alabama. Dr. Tarabein operated the Eastern Shore Neurology and Pain Center, a private clinic in Daphne, Alabama where he provided services relating to neurology and pain management, such as spinal injections.
- Date:June 30, 2017
- Agency:U.S. Attorney
- Criminal and Civil Actions