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Unlicensed Dentist Sentenced To 2 Years In Prison For Healthcare Fraud, Conspiracy To Commit Healthcare Fraud, And Conspiracy To Violate The Anti-Kickback Statute

Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced today that LUIS OMAR VARGAS, an unlicensed dentist, was sentenced to two years in prison for defrauding health insurance companies by billing for false claims, billing for claims performed by him as an unlicensed provider, and for conspiring to pay kickbacks to his patients. VARGAS was convicted after two-week jury trial before U.S. District Judge Ronnie Abrams, who imposed today's sentence.


Action Details

  • Date:April 5, 2019
  • Agency:U.S. Attorney
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Criminal and Civil Actions