From HHS and Imediate Press Release — Chicago $2.5 million in medicare fraud!

This article was found by Ken Ditkowsky today and noted the huge sums in Medicare Fraud in Chicago.  The FBI is apparently working hard to breaking up these schemes–no matter where they are and where they reach.
Federal Funds are NOT to be taken from the Federal Govt to use for personal debts under the guise of Medicare Medical Services for Seniors. The schemes and scam about and those in concert with the activities, and those who aid, abet and support will be looking at an FBI investigator. This country simply cannot go to universal health care for all without rooting out the overt corruption.
From HHS recently:
June 1, 2015
Health Care Provider Se
ntenced To 75 Months
For $2.5 Million Health Care Fraud
A former owner and operator of SelectcareHealth, Inc., a provider of outpatient
physical and respiratory therapy located in Park Ridge and Skokie, was sentenced to federal prisonfor engaging in a $2.5 million health care fraud scheme.
Ankur Roy, 38, of Miami Beach, Florida,was sentenced last Friday to 75 months in prison followed by 3 years of supervision after his releaseby U.S. District Court Judge Gary Feinerman. Roy was also ordered to forfeit more than $2.5 million
in proceeds he and his codefendants gained by defrauding Medicare and Blue Cross Blue Shield ofIllinois. Roy was ordered to surrender to the Federal Bureau of Prisons on July 15, 2015. Roy wascharged in 2013 with two co-defendants who both pled guilty; Dipen Desai, who was sentenced to 27months’ imprisonment in December2014, and Akash Patel, who is scheduled to be sentenced inJuly. Roy was convicted of five counts of the indictment by a jury in July 2014.
Between March and May 2011, Roy and his co-defendants submitted false and fraudulent healthinsurance claim forms to Medicare and Blue Cross Blue Shield for respiratory therapy services thatthey knew were never provided to patients. Roy, who proposed the scheme to his co-defendants as ameans to extricate themselves from debt, design
ed the scheme to avoid raising red flags with Medicare and Blue Cross Blue Shield’s fraud detection systems. As a result of these false claims,Medicare and Blue Cross Blue Sh
ield paid defendants over $2.5 million. Defendant took over$600,000 of that sum and used it for his own personal purposes, includingfor personal expenses,paying off credit card bills
and repaying his student loan.
“Defendant Roy’s fraud deprived Medicare and Blue Cross Blue Shield of over $2.5 million, a substantial sum of money that should have gone to pay for medicalservices for senior citizens, andnot to line his and his partners’ pockets,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Maureen Merin argued at sentencing.
The sentence today was announced by Zachary T. Fardon, United States Attorney for the NorthernDistrict of Illinois, Robert J. Holley, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of InvestigationChicago; Lamont Pugh III, Special Agent in Chargeof the Chicago Regional Office of Health andHuman Services, Office of Inspector General; andJames Vanderberg, SpecialAgent-in-Charge of the U.S.Department of Labor Office of Inspector General in Chicago.
The government was represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Maureen Merin

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