Red Bud Pharmacy Owner and Pharmacist Pleads Guilty to Healthcare Fraud
Steven P. Gibson, 29, pharmacist and owner of Gibson's Discount Drugs in Red Bud, Illinois, pled guilty in federal court today to charges that he engaged in a scheme to defraud health care benefit programs by submitting false claims for fraudulent prescription medications to Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance companies that were not authorized by a physician, nurse practitioner, or a physician's assistant as required. Sentencing is set for November 27, 2018. Gibson will face up to 10 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000, and up to three years of supervised release on each of the two counts to which he pled guilty.
- Date:August 14, 2018
- Agency:U.S. Attorney
- Criminal and Civil Actions