Three are charged in $1bn US Medicare fraud case

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: (Published 25 July 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i4139
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. Seattle

Three Florida residents have been charged with conspiracy, money laundering, obstruction of justice, and fraud, in connection with a $1bn (£0.76bn; €0.91bn) scheme involving numerous unnamed Miami based healthcare providers.1

Officials from the US Department of Justice, which brought the charges, have called the case the largest single criminal healthcare fraud case ever brought against individuals.

The indictment accuses Philip Esformes, 47, the owner and …

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