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Health Care Fraud Press Releases

June 20, 2013

CHAN: Lakewood Couple Pays $3.1 Million to Settle Health Care Fraud Claims

December 19, 2012

AMGEN: Biotech Company to Pay Over $762 Million to Resolve Illegal Marketing Allegation

March 29, 2012

JOHNSON: Former Doctor Sentenced to 12 + Years in Prison for Healthcare Fraud, Tax Crimes and Drug Distribution

December 2, 2011

PEPIN: Florida Resident Sentenced for Distributing Stolen Diabetic Supplies

November 10, 2011

JOHNSON: South Sound Doctor Convicted of Health Care Fraud, Tax Crimes and Drug Distribution

July 13, 2011

CHAN: Lakewood Oncologist and his Wife Indicted for Health Care Fraud, False Statements and Obstruction of Justice

May 9, 2011

MARSCHALL: Port Angeles Naturopath Pleads Guilty to Importing Misbranded Drugs

1/21/11 ALLEN
FORMER CAMAS, WASHINGTON PARAMEDIC SENTENCED TO 27 MONTHS IN PRISON FOR PRODUCT TAMPERING
Removed Pain Medication and Replaced Drug with Tap Water, Endangering Public

1/7/11 MSO
MEDICAL BILLING COMPANY PAYS $565,000 TO SETTLE HEALTHCARE FRAUD ALLEGATIONS
Lakewood Firm Over Billed Medicare and Medicaid

10/29/10 WORLEY
CAMANO ISLAND MAN SENTENCED FOR SCHEME TO STEAL AND SELL DIABETIC SUPPLIES
Former Pharmacy Employee Stole and Sold Insulin and Test Strips to Florida Resident

11/20/09 WORLEY-PEPIN
CAMANO ISLAND MAN INDICTED FOR SCHEME TO STEAL AND SELL DIABETIC SUPPLIES
Former Pharmacy Employee Conspired with Florida Resident to Sell Stolen Insulin and Test Strips

11/13/09 LE-HO
OPERATORS OF BURIEN SALON PLEAD GUILTY IN CASE INVOLVING BRIBE AND ILLEGAL IMPORT OF COSMETIC EQUIPMENT
Burien Couple Tried to Bribe FDA Officer Over Radiation Emitting Device

10/5/09 JOHNSON
SOUTH SOUND DOCTOR, ACCUSED OF HEALTH CARE FRAUD, RETURNED TO U.S. AFTER BEING DETAINED IN MADAGASCAR
Doctor Who Operated Four Medical Clinics Fled Area Following Clinic Searches

8/25/09 HE-HO-LE
THREE INDICTED IN CONNECTION WITH UNLICENCED COSMETIC TREATMENTS
Bellevue Woman Offered Bad Botox; Burien Couple Tried to Bribe FDA Officer

5/8/09 MA
SEATTLE MAN SENTENCED TO COMMUNITY SERVICE AND PROBATION FOR MAKING FALSE STATEMENTS
Defendant Falsified Audit Submitted to National Institute of Health

12/1/08 MA
SEATTLE MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO MAKING FALSE STATEMENTS
Defendant Falsified Audit Submitted to National Institutes of Health

8/22/08 BRANDT
MOUNT VERNON COUPLE SENTENCED IN CONNECTION WITH USING UNAPPROVED MEDICAL DEVICES IN TREATMENT OF CANCER
Couple Used Devices Without Medical Training Claiming Cancer Treatment

3/3/08 MILMAN
KIRKLAND WOMAN SENTENCED TO 18 MONTHS FOR HEALTH CARE FRAUD AND MONEY LAUNDERING CONSPIRACY - Co-owner of A-Z Pharmacy Billed Government for Medical Supplies and Drugs That Were Never Delivered

12/20/07 BRANDT
MOUNT VERNON COUPLE INDICTED FOR MEDICAL DEVICE FRAUD - Couple Used Devices Without Medical Training Claiming Cancer Treatment

11/26/07 MILMAN
KIRKLAND MAN SENTENCED TO LONGEST PRISON TERM FOR HEALTH CARE FRAUD EVER HANDED DOWN IN WESTERN WASHINGTON - Owners of A-Z Pharmacy Billed Government for Medical Supplies and Drugs That Were Never Delivered

8/9/07 MILMAN
KIRKLAND MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT HEALTH CARE FRAUD - Owners of A-Z Pharmacy Billed Gorernment for Medical Supplies and Drugs That Were Never Delivered

6/6/07 NGUYEN
TWO SENTENCED IN CONNECTION WITH SALE OF STOLEN MEDICAL DEVICES - Former Employees made more than $1,000,000 Selling Stolen Ultrasound Probes

4/17/07 CTI
CELL THERAPEUTICS, INC. TO PAY UNITED STATES $10.5 MILLION TO RESOLVE CLAIMS FOR ILLEGAL MARKETING OF CANCER DRUG - Company Promoted Arsenic Drug for Cancer Treatment when Drug Had Not Been Proven to be Safe or Effective

4/6/07 CELIO
SEATTLE PSYCHOLOGIST SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR FALSELY BILLING MILITARY MEDICAL INSURANCE PROGRAM - Man Billed for Patients he Did Not Treat, Appointments that Never Occurred

12/14/06 MILMAN
TWO ADDITIONAL DEFENDANTS INDICTED IN PHARMACY MEDICARE FRAUD SCHEME - Defendants Allegedly Conspired to Submit False Claims after Initial Grand Jury Indictment

12/7/06 MILMAN
KIRKLAND WOMAN PLEADS GUILTY TO HEALTH CARE FRAUD AND MONEY LAUNDERING CONSPIRACY - Co-owner of A-Z Pharmacy Billed Government for Medical Supplies and Drugs That Were Never Delivered

9/15/06 MERKE
FORMER EVERETT MAN SENTENCED TO TWO YEARS IN PRISON FOR THEFT AND SALE OF MEDICAL DEVICES -
Former Employee Stole More than $368,000 Worth of Ultrasound Probes

7/14/06 MILMAN
KIRKLAND COUPLE INDICTED FOR HEALTH CARE FRAUD AND MONEY LAUNDERING CONSPIRACY - Owners of A-Z Pharmacy Billed Government for Medical Supplies and Drugs That Were Never Delivered

4/7/06 NGUYEN
TWO CONVICTED IN CONNECTION WITH SALE OF STOLEN MEDICAL DEVICES - Former Employees made more than $1,000,000 Selling Stolen Ultrasound Probes

11/18/05 STAR
Tacoma Physical Therapy Firm Required to Pay More Than $655,000 for Health Care Fraud - STAR Physical Therapy billed state and private health plans for bogus private therapy sessions

3/18/05 CANCER TREATMENT CENTER
$478,000 Settlement in Cancer Treatment Center Investigation

1/19/05 SCHEYER
Former UW Softball Team Doctor Pleads Guilty to Prescription Fraud

1/7/05 AHMAD
Seattle Doctor Sentenced to One Year in Prison for Billing Fraud

Updated January 29, 2015