FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Defendant is 26th charged in telemedicine conspiracy in
The financial total for orders facilitated through this scheme is alleged to be more than
"As the number of defendants identified through this white-collar fraud investigation in the
This prosecution, arising out of the related "Operation Brace Yourself" and "Operation Double Helix," together with those previously announced, continue to add to the largest fraud operation prosecuted in the history of the
The combined total of more than
"Now more than ever, it's vitally important that the health care our Medicare beneficiaries seek is based on sound medical advice, not monetary kickbacks," said
"Cases of this magnitude can only be tackled using a strategy that recognizes that the most effective way to fight these large criminal networks is by combining the strengths, resources, and expertise of our federal agencies," said Resident Agent in Charge
Criminal informations contain only charges; defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
This investigation is ongoing. As telemedicine becomes an increasing part of our healthcare system, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic, vigilance in ensuring that fraud and kickbacks do not usurp the legitimate practice of medicine by electronic means is more important than ever. If you are aware of any fraud or kickbacks relating to telemedicine, please call the
This particular prosecution resulted from a joint investigation of multiple agencies and offices.
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