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Kings County Man Indicted for Submitting Over $8,000,000 in Fraudulent Sleep Study Claims One Year After His Brother was Indicted for Similar Misconduct

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of California

FRESNO, Calif. — A federal grand jury returned an 11-count indictment today against Jeremy Gober, 42, of Hanford, charging him with health care fraud and aggravated identity theft, United States Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.

According to court documents, Jeremy Gober owned and operated the Got Sleep center, which was a sleep clinic in Fresno and Orange County, California. Sleep clinics perform diagnostic sleep studies to identify disorders like sleep apnea and narcolepsy. From August 2016 through July 2020, Jeremy Gober caused Got Sleep to bill Medicare and Medi-Cal for thousands of sleep studies, totaling over $8,000,000, that the company did not actually perform on patients. This included sleep studies where the patients had died before the dates on which the studies were purportedly performed.

This case is the product of an investigation by the United States Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the California Department of Health Care Services. Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph Barton is prosecuting the case.

If convicted, Jeremy Gober faces a maximum statutory penalty of 10 years in prison and $250,000 fine for the health care fraud and an additional, mandatory two years in prison for the identity theft. Any sentence, however, would be determined at the discretion of the court after consideration of any applicable statutory factors and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, which take into account a number of variables. The charges are only allegations. Jeremy Gober is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

Jeremy Gober’s brother, Travis Gober, was previously charged with health care fraud and identity theft related to other sleep clinics in the Central Valley in October 2021:

Updated December 20, 2022

Health Care Fraud
Identity Theft