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Rickey Kanter, founder of the Doctor Comfort Company reached a plea bargain with the US government on the charges of Health Care fraud. In a plea bargain to the civil case, Mr. Kanter will pay $27million in fines for his actions.
In his criminal case, Mr. Kanter agreed to plead guilty to felony charges of mail fraud. The current sentence is agreed at 18months in prison, although Mr. Kanter is free to argue for a lower sentence.
For all the details of this event, look at the official press release from the US Justice Department.
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From the Department of Health and Human Services (July 16, 2010):
“Ninety-four people have been charged for their alleged participation in schemes to collectively submit more than $251 million in false claims to the Medicare program in the continuing operation of the Medicare Fraud Strike Force in Miami; Baton Rouge, La.; Brooklyn, N.Y.; Detroit and Houston, announced Attorney General Eric Holder, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, FBI Director Robert Mueller and Daniel R. Levinson, Inspector General of HHS.
The operation announced today is the largest federal health care fraud takedown since Medicare Fraud Strike Force operations began in 2007. Read More→