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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Buffalo Man Sentenced For Defrauding Medicaid

CONTACT:    Barbara Burns
PHONE:    (716) 843-5817
FAX #:    (716) 551-3051

BUFFALO, N.Y.- U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced today that Saleh Mozeb, 67, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted of health care fraud, was sentenced to serve one year probation, and pay restitution totaling $12,619.12 by U.S. District Judge John L. Sinatra, Jr. 

Assistant U.S. Attorney John D. Fabian, who handled the case, stated that Mozeb was a one-third owner in, and a driver for, Great Lake Transportation, which offered transportation services to Medicaid recipients. Between September 2016, and December 31, 2020, drivers for Great Lake Transportation, including Mozeb, submitted false and fraudulent attestation records to Medical Answering Service, a Medicaid transportation management company that scheduled transportation services for Medicaid recipients. Mozeb claimed that covered transportation services had been provided to Medicaid recipients, when in truth and in fact, no such transportation services had been provided.  

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Acting Special Agent-in-Charge Darren Cox; the New York State Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, under the direction of New York State Attorney General Letitia James; the New York State Police, Special Investigation Unit, under the direction of Major Eugene Staniszewski; the New York State Department of Financial Services, under the direction of Superintendent Adrienne Harris; the New York State Office of Inspector General, under the direction of Inspector General Lucy Lang; the New York State Comptroller’s Office, under the direction of Thomas DiNapoli, and U.S. Border Patrol, under the direction of Chief Patrol Agent Buffalo Sector Thomas G. Martin. 
 

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Topic(s): 
Health Care Fraud
Updated January 17, 2023