LA Admin Pleads Guilty To $6M Medicare Fraud

Law360, New York (February 22, 2011, 6:24 PM EST) -- The office manager of a Los Angeles medical equipment company has pled guilty to conspiring with her former church pastor to scam Medicare out of more than $6 million by falsely billing for high-end power wheelchairs.

Darawn Shadene Vasquez, 26, pled guilty Friday before Judge George H. King of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, admitting that she helped Christopher Iruke, her former pastor, carry out a scheme to submit false claims to Medicare through four companies owned by Iruke or controlled...
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