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91 Charged in Medicare fraud crackdown

3 years ago September 07, 2011 Sep 7, 2011 Wednesday, September 07 2011 Wednesday, September 07, 2011 1:10:57 PM EDT in News
Source: Associated Press

WASHINGTON - A nationwide law enforcement crackdown has resulted in charges against 91 people - including doctors and other medical professionals - for allegedly participating in Medicare fraud schemes involving $295 million in false billing.

Attorney General Eric Holder and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius say charges were filed in Miami; Houston; Los Angeles; Chicago; Detroit; Baton Rouge, La.; and several other cities.

The attorney general said that those arrested are jeopardizing the integrity of the nation's health care system.

Sebelius called the law enforcement initiative a powerful warning to those who would try to defraud taxpayers and Medicare beneficiaries.

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