A health care crime sweep on Thursday revealed that 114 people took part in what could be the largest Medicare scam takedown in U.S. history. The sweep of nine metropolitan areas found that that at least 40 schemes were in play and, as a result, the government was being defrauded of over $240 million.
Plots Involved Doctors and Health Practitioners
An announcement made by Attorney General Eric Holer revealed that the over 40 schemes were mostly being conducted by doctors and health practitioners, the majority of whom were acting along.
After sweeping nine metropolitan areas, which included Los Angeles, Brooklyn, Miami and Detroit, law enforcement discovered that many of these medical professionals were billing for services that didn’t exist.
Among the highest-profile defendants being charged is Aleksandr Kharkover, a Brooklyn physical therapist who is being charged in at least one of three separate rings. S