Owner Of Ill. Weight Loss Clinics Charged With Fraud

Law360, New York (June 20, 2011, 5:57 PM EDT) -- A doctor who owns a chain of weight loss clinics in Illinois has been accused of defrauding the state's Medicaid program and Blue Cross Blue Shield by charging for unnecessary testing, according to a criminal complaint unsealed Friday.

The Nutrition Clinic owner Gautam Gupta was charged June 13 with mail fraud, health care fraud and conspiracy to commit each following a joint undercover investigation by the FBI and Illinois state police. Gupta, now the subject of a nationwide manhunt, faces up to 35 years in prison...
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