Subject: Miscreants beware!
Date: Apr 23, 2016 10:37 AM
Omnicare, Seth Gillman, and now:
CHICAGO NEWS 04/12/2016, 06:46am
Chicago couple accused of $45M Medicare fraud, forced labor
Sun-Times file photo
A Chicago couple accused of participating in a Medicare fraud scheme that swindled the government out of $45 million has also been charged with planning to force a Filipino woman to work as their nanny and housekeeper against her will.
Richard Tinimbang, 38, and his wife, 40-year-old Maribel Tinimbang, both face one count of conspiracy to defraud Medicare, one count of money laundering conspiracy and one count of conspiracy to obtain forced labor, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s office.
Richard Tinimbang was also charged with one count of conspiracy to pay or receive health care kickbacks, two counts of paying kickbacks to induce referrals of Medicare beneficiaries and one count of presenting false statements in an immigration document.
From 2008 to 2014, the couple participated in the $45 million fraud scheme involving three Lincolnwood-based home health care companies — Donnarich Home Health Care, Inc.; Josdan Home Health Care Inc.; and Pathways Home Health Services LLC — owned by Richard Tinimbang’s mother, Josephine Tinimbang, prosecutors said.
The three companies paid bribes and kickbacks in exchange for referring elderly and disabled patients for treatment that was funded by Medicare; ignored doctors who refused to certify beneficiaries as being in need of in-home treatment; and falsified medical records to make patients appear sicker than they actually were, prosecutors said.
Richard and Maribel Tinimbang’s company, Patients First Physical Therapy Inc., billed itself as providing in-home therapy services to patients of the three companies, prosecutors said.
The couple — who attempted to conceal the money they pocketed by claiming business expenses — and Josephine Tinimbang used proceeds from the scheme to purchase vehicles, jewelry, shares of stock and real estate, including a 5,000-square-foot home in Lincolnwood, prosecutors said.
The charges against Richard and Maribel Tinimbang are contained in an indictment returned April 6 in U.S. District Court in Chicago, as part of a larger health care fraud investigation which has led to charges against 13 other people, prosecutors said. Those people worked at the three health care companies owned by Josephine Tinimbang and are accused of conspiring to commit health care fraud and laundering money to conceal the scheme.
Three people have pleaded guilty and are awaiting sentencing, while the other 10, including Josephine Tinimbang, are awaiting trial, prosecutors said.
Last week’s indictment also accuses Richard Tinimbang of submitting fraudulent forms to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security so that a Filipino woman could legally work in the country. He claimed in a form that the woman would be hired as a business analyst at Josdan and she would therefore be qualified for an H-1B visa, but when she arrived in the U.S., she went to work full-time as a nanny and housekeeper for the couple and others.
Richard and Maribel Tinimbang also tried to get the woman to sign a seven-year “servitude contract,” indicating she would be paid $66 per day, regardless of the number of hours worked, prosecutors said. The contract also stated that if the woman quit before the seven years were over, she would be required to pay $25,000 in damages.
They also threatened to send her back to the Philippines without being paid if she didn’t surrender her passport and sign the contract, prosecutors said.
An arraignment date has not yet been set.
The members of the Jerome Larkin conspiracy 18 USCA 371, the Tim Lahrman harassment and violation of civil rights, the elder cleansing conspiracy should all take not – Attorney General Lynch is enforcing the RULE OF LAW and the safe haven protected by corrupt judges, corrupt public officials, dishonest lawyers etc appears to be breached!
Pursuant to 18 USCA 4 let me respectfully suggest that it is in everyone’s best interests if you are a part of the 18 USCA 371 conspiracy, are engaged in elder cleansing, violating Tim Lahrman’s rights or are a dishonest or corrupt person engaged directly or indirectly in health care fraud YOU make your peace now with Attorney General Lynch and local law enforcement.
The object of the hard work of the many contributors to the defense of the elderly and the disabled (including the victims of elder cleansing) is not revenge, retribution, or punishment. All we want is for lawyers, judges and public officials to obey the law and foster it. We want to grow old gracefully and without fear. Your making peace now with law enforcement by stopping your miscreant activities and making things right is not only a movement in your best interest but ours as well.