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Pharmacy Store Employee Sentenced To Prison For Scheme To Defraud Health Care Benefit Programs

Baltimore, Maryland - U.S. District Judge George L. Russell III sentenced Jigar Patel, age 27, of Columbia, Maryland, today to 13 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for a scheme to defraud Medicaid, Medicare and the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program by submitting false claims for prescription refills. As a result of the scheme, the loss to the health care benefit programs to date is between $2.5 million and $7 million. Judge Russell ordered Jigar Patel to pay restitution of $102,066.25.


Action Details

  • Date:January 15, 2015
  • Agency:U.S. Attorney
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Criminal and Civil Actions