Patient Recruiter Sentenced In Detroit for Role in $14.5 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme
WASHINGTON - A patient recruiter who participated in a Medicare fraud scheme that totaled almost $14.5 million was sentenced in Detroit yesterday to serve 86 months in prison. Richard Shannon, 41, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Denise Page Hood in the Eastern District of Michigan. In addition to his prison term, Shannon was sentenced to serve three years of supervised release and was ordered to pay more than $1.6 million in restitution, jointly and severally with his co-defendants. On Oct. 26, 2012, Shannon, a patient recruiter for a network of fraudulent home health care companies, was found guilty at trial of one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud. According to evidence presented at trial, Shannon and his co-conspirators caused the submission of false and fraudulent claims to Medicare through All American and Patient Choice, two Oak Park-based home health care companies, which purported to provide skilled nursing and physical therapy services to Medicare beneficiaries in the greater Detroit area.
- Date:May 14, 2014
- Agency:U.S. Department of Justice
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