Healthcare Fraud

  • IndianAmerican jailed for 17 years for healthcare fraud February 3, 2013

    Washington: An IndianAmerican pharmacist has been sentenced to 17 years in prison by a US court for a major healthcare fraud worth USD 57 million. Babubhai (Bob) Patel, 50, who owned and operated 26 pharmacies across metro Detroit, was sentenced in Michigan court, five months after a jury convicted him...
  • US healthcare fraud: Indianorigin woman jailed December 11, 2012

    New York: An Indianorigin woman has been sentenced to 20 years in prison and ordered to pay a penalty of over $14 million on charges of healthcare fraud. Meera Sachdeva, 50, of Mississippi was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release on charges...
  • US: Indianorigin physician indicted in $12 mn fraud November 20, 2012

    New York: An Indianorigin physician in New York has been indicted on charges of perpetrating a $12 million healthcare fraud scheme and faces up to 30 years in prison if convicted. Uticabased physician Dilip Kachare, 58, has pleaded not guilty to the charges and was released on his own recognizance...
  • IndianAmerican couple charged with $ 8.8 mn fraud July 12, 2012

    New York: An IndianAmerican couple has been charged by US federal authorities for running a healthcare fraud scheme in which they claimed over $8 million through false medical bills. Usha Shah and Deepak Shah, both 63, of Michigan were charged in a federal indictment for their participation in a series...
  • Glaxo settles healthcare fraud case for $3 billion July 3, 2012

    Washington: GlaxoSmithKline Plc agreed to plead guilty to misdemeanor criminal charges and pay $3 billion to settle what government officials on Monday described as the largest case of healthcare fraud in US history. The agreement, which still needs court approval, would resolve allegations that the British drugmaker broke US laws in...
  • 6 IndianAmericans caught in US Medicare fraud February 18, 2011

    Washington: At least six Indian Americans are among more than 100 doctors, nurses and health care executives arrested by the authorities in the biggest US crackdown on Medicare fraud. In all, 111 persons were arrested in nine cities across the nation on Thursday on charges of making false billings to defraud...
  • Fraudulent IndianAmerican doc jailed in US February 2, 2011

    Boston: An IndianAmerican doctor has been sentenced to 15 years in prison by a US court for committing health care fraud with his wife and has been ordered to forfeit over $43 million in cash and property gained through the fraud. Arun Sharma, 56, conspired with his wife Kiran Sharma and...