HealthCare Fraud

More Than 330 Dentists In Michigan Hit By Tax Fraud Scam

DETROIT – Michigan Dental Association said that almost 330 dentists all over the state have reported they’ve been hit by fraud in a tax return scam. According to Macomb County Dr. David Borlas, it was disturbing to find out that an individual had gotten hold of his Social Security number and filed a tax return…

Neurologist From Michigan Under Federal Medicare Fraud Investigation

KOCHVILLE TOWNSHIP, MI – Dr. Gavin Awerbuch, who is a Kochville Township neurologist, is under federal investigation as he is accused of defrauding Medicare to the tune of nearly $7 million. On Tuesday 6th of May, Dr. Gavin Awerbuch is summoned to federal court in Detroit on charges of health care fraud and distribution of…

6 Employees At University Of Michigan Health System Victims Of Tax Fraud

This spring, at least 6 University of Michigan Health System employees were victims of fraudulent tax filings. 5 doctors and a faculty member were included in the victims. This year, when the victims went to file their taxes, each of them received a notice from the Internal Revenue Service that a tax return had already…

U.S. Senate Hearing On Medicare Fraud Focuses On Michigan Cancer Doctor

WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, at a U.S. Senate hearing in a struggle to crack down on schemes that defraud the government, a woman testified who said her Oakland County doctor charged her and Medicare thousands of dollars for treatments that were not necessary. 70-year-old Patricia Gresko was a patient of Dr. Farid Fata, who is…

Physical Therapist To Pay $10 Million For Medicare Fraud, Gets 10 Years Sentence

DETROIT, MI – 39-year-old Chiradeep Gupta, a physical therapist who co-owned an Oak Park health care business, was sentenced to 10 years prison Friday for Medicare fraud. According to the FBI, Gupta was involved in numerous Medicare fraud convictions. He was convicted in October 2012 for conspiracy to commit health care fraud and money laundering….

11 Home Health Workers Around Michigan Facing Medicaid Fraud Charges

LANSING – Attorney General Bill Schuette, Michigan’s top law enforcement officer, announced Medicaid fraud charges against 11 in-home health care workers for allegedly receiving benefit payments. According to Schuette, the charges were brought forward after his office’s health care fraud division investigated into suspicious cases. Most of these cases had initially been identified by the…

Woman Charged In Healthcare Fraud

38-year-old Sara Ylen of Lexington pleaded no contest to a healthcare fraud where she falsely pretended to be a cancer patient, obtaining more than $20,000 in services. According to the chief assistant prosecutor for Sanilac County, Brenda Sanford, Ylen is pleading the most serious charges. She was facing six charges and she pleaded no contest…