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Health Care Fraud

The prosecution and prevention of health care fraud is an important priority of the district, focusing upon fraud matters involving false billings, violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute and other schemes that victimize patients, health care providers, private insurers and government insurers, such as Medicare and Medicare. This district investigates fraud by both corporate and individual defendants, including hospitals, nursing home chains, pharmaceutical manufacturers, durable medical equipment suppliers, individual physicians, therapists and other health care providers. The office leads the newly organized Health Care Fraud Task Force, which coordinates the resources and expertise of federal and state law enforcement agencies to more effectively and efficiently identity and prosecute fraud. In appropriate cases involving health care fraud and fraud on government agencies, the criminal division coordinates with the office's Affirmative Civil Enforcement Program. Recent prosecutions include:

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A Mt. Holly woman was sentenced to 54 months in prison and three years of supervised release for her role in a conspiracy to commit health care fraud and for money laundering charges

Charlotte woman sentenced to 34 months in prison for Health Care Fraud Charlotte, N.C.

Two women plead guilty to Health Care Fraud conspiracy and related offenses Charlotte, N.C.

Owner of Charlotte Health Care company sentenced to prison for $1.9 million Medicaid Fraud Charlotte, N.C.

Charlotte woman sentenced to 92 months in prison for Medicaid Fraud Sarah Lavonne Willis Was Also Ordered to Pay Restitution CHARLOTTE, N.C.

Updated April 13, 2015

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