South Bay Doctor Pleads Guilty in Medicare Fraud Case, Admitting He Wrote Bogus Prescriptions for Power Wheelchairs and Other DME
LOS ANGELES - A Los Angeles County physician whose referrals led to more than $1.7 million in fraudulent Medicare billing pleaded guilty this afternoon to participating in a conspiracy to defraud Medicare by writing prescriptions for unneeded durable medical equipment (DME), such as power wheelchairs. Charles Okoye, a 52-year-old Carson resident, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud.
- Date:August 25, 2014
- Agency:U.S. Attorney
- Criminal and Civil Actions