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Queens Pharmacy Owner Found Guilty of Health Care Fraud and Money Laundering Charges for Role in Billing Scheme

BROOKLYN, NY - A federal jury in Brooklyn returned a guilty verdict last night against pharmacy owner Yuriy Barayev on one count of health care fraud and seven counts of money laundering for his role in a scheme to defraud Medicare by billing for prescription medications that were not provided to patients. The verdict followed a four-day trial before United States District Judge Edward R. Korman. When sentenced, Barayev faces up to 10 years in prison for health care fraud and up to 20 years in prison on each of the money laundering counts.


Action Details

  • Date:February 27, 2020
  • Agency:United States Attorney, Eastern District of New York
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Criminal and Civil Actions