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Westlake Cardiologist Indicted For Performing Unnecessary Medical Procedures and Tests to Overbill Insurers by $7.2 Million

A 16-count indictment was unsealed in federal court charging a Westlake cardiologist with performing unnecessary catheterizations, tests, stent insertions and causing unnecessary coronary artery bypass surgeries as part of a scheme to overbill Medicare and other insurers by $7.2 million, law enforcement officials said. Dr. Harold Persaud, 55, was indicted on one count of health care fraud, 14 counts of making false statements and one count of engaging in monetary transactions in property derived from criminal activity.


Action Details

  • Date:August 21, 2014
  • Agency:U.S. Attorney
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Criminal and Civil Actions