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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Indiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 3, 2016

Anthony Bitterling Ordered To Pay $1,062,181 In Restitution

HAMMOND – United States Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana, David Capp, announced that Anthony Bitterling, 42, of Winamac, Indiana, was sentenced before District Court Judge Joseph S. Van Bokkelen for conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud. 

Bitterling was sentenced to 24 months’ imprisonment, 400 hours of community service, 2 years of supervised release and ordered to pay $1,062,181 in restitution. 

According to documents filed in the case, Bitterling along with co-defendants’ Kahley Vergon-Mayotte, 29, of Reynolds and Roy Dunn, 62, of Monticello, Indiana ran an ambulance company that fraudulently billed Medicare for transportation of Medicare recipients to dialysis appointments.  The defendants’ fraud resulted Medicare paying out over one million dollars for medically unnecessary ambulance transportation. 

Dunn was sentenced on January 8, 2016 to 30 months’ imprisonment, 2 years supervised release and ordered to pay $1,062, 181 in restitution. 

Vergon-Mayotte is scheduled to be sentenced on March 17, 2016.

This case was the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Indiana State Attorney General Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General. This case was handled by Assistant United States Attorney Diane L. Berkowitz. 

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Topic: 
Healthcare Fraud
Updated March 3, 2016