Eight Charged Locally as Part of National Health Care Fraud Enforcement Action

Press Release from United States Department of Justice, Southern District of Texas:

On June 27, 2024, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Texas announced charges against eight individuals as part of the Justice Department’s 2024 National Health Care Fraud Enforcement Action. These charges involve various schemes, including fraudulent Medicare billing, kickbacks, and money laundering, amounting to over $2.75 billion in false billings nationwide. The accused include residents from Texas and Florida, with allegations ranging from operating fake businesses to billing for unprovided medical services. The enforcement action resulted in the seizure of over $231 million in assets. The FBI, Health and Human Services OIG, and other federal and state agencies conducted the investigations, while Assistant U.S. Attorneys and Department of Justice Trial Attorneys are prosecuting the cases.