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Fugitive

Gevork Aidinian

Fugitive Status wanted
Charges Grand Theft, Identity Theft, Insurance Fraud-False Wiring, and Health Benefits Fraud
Date of Birth May 23, 1979 (43 years old)
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Investigation Details

In June 2009, an arrest warrant was issued for Gevork Aidinian on charges of Grand Theft, Identity Theft, Insurance Fraud-False Wiring, and Health Benefits Fraud. Investigators believe that Aidinian fraudulently billed and received money from Medicare for clinical laboratory work that was either not prescribed by a doctor or was not provided to patients.

Aidinian was the president and owner of American Premier Laboratory (American Premier), located in Reseda, CA, in the Los Angeles area. Aidinian was also listed as the Chief Executive Officer of Labx, which was at the same location as American Premier. According to court records, Aidinian allegedly used the identities of physicians to bill Medicare for laboratory work that was never provided or never prescribed.

From June 2008 through June 2009, American Premier and Labx were paid more than $2 million in fraudulent Medicare reimbursements for clinical laboratory services.

Investigative interviews with doctors whose identities were used by American Premier and Labx revealed that the doctors did not refer patients to either establishment.

Investigators also interviewed Medicare patients whose identities were used to bill for laboratory services. Patients said they never went to either American Premier or Labx, and had not heard of either establishment.

Investigators believe that Aidinian fled the country in 2009, and he remains at large.

Tags
  • Health Care Fraud
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