12 People Charged In $100M Health Fraud Involving Pharmacies And Military Health System
Federal prosecutors in Texas say the defendants allegedly sold soldiers expensive compounded products like pain and scar creams that were not needed.
The Associated Press:
Dozen People Charged In $100M Health Care Scheme In Texas
Federal prosecutors in Texas said Friday that a dozen people have been charged in a $100 million health care scheme targeting military veterans and their families. The defendants, including doctors, pharmacists and marketers, were charged in a 35-count overruling indictment returned last week in Dallas, according to U.S. Attorney John Parker. Prosecutors contend the men sought to defraud Tricare, the health insurance program for veterans and their families. (10/14)
Dallas Morning News:
Feds Charge 10 More In $100 Million Dallas Fraud Against Military Health Care System
Federal authorities have indicted 10 more people, including two doctors, as part of a massive illegal kickback scheme in Dallas involving pharmacies that allegedly scammed the military’s health-insurance program out of $100 million. Nine of the defendants were arrested this week and the 10th turned himself in, the U.S. attorney's office said. Two others were charged in February. The defendants include doctors, pharmacy owners and marketers. ... They are accused of conspiring to sell to soldiers expensive compounded products like pain and scar creams that were not needed. (Krause, 10/15)