Week In Review – Hammond
Hammond, Indiana - The United States Attorney’s Office announced the following activity in Federal Court:
Linda Rosenberg, 59, pled guilty before to the felony offenses of conspiracy to receive kickbacks for the referral of Medicaid and Medicare patients to other service providers, dispensing a controlled substance outside of the scope of professional practice and misbranding.This charge was filed as a result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration.This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Diane Berkowitz.
If convicted in court, any specific sentence to be imposed will be determined by the judge after a consideration of federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.
Kenneth Robinson, 36, of Illinois, was sentenced by Chief Judge Philip Simon tomonths imprisonment and years of supervised release after pleading guilty to the felony offense of health care fraud by submitting false claims to Indiana Medicaid for Medicaid recipients’ physician office visits in July 2011.According to documents filed in this case, Robinson caused over $5,000 in medical claims to be submitted to not only Indiana Medicaid but also to other medical insurance providers including the Medicare program. This case was a result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, the US Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Labor.This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Diane Berkowitz.