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U.S. Attorney’s Office Announces Two Indictments of Health Care Fraud Related Charges

LEXINGTON, Ky. – U.S. Attorney Carlton S. Shier, IV has announced criminal charges against two separate defendants, in connection with alleged schemes to defraud Medicare and Medicaid, and to fraudulently prescribe controlled substances. The charges filed in federal court are part of the Justice Department’s 2024 National Health Care Fraud Enforcement Action. The charges stem from one scheme to cause claims for prescription drugs to be submitted, despite knowing the drugs were never dispensed to pharmacy customers, and another scheme to use the name and DEA registration number of another provider, without that provider’s knowledge, in order to issue prescriptions.


Action Details

  • Date:June 28, 2024
  • Agency:U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Kentucky
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Criminal and Civil Actions