Alleged Gangster Cops Plea In $100M Medicare Fraud Case

Law360, New York (July 8, 2011, 3:20 PM EDT) -- An alleged Armenian gangster accused of helping run the largest Medicare fraud ever prosecuted pled guilty Friday in New York to a racketeering conspiracy count, side-stepping charges directly related to the $100 million scheme.

Armen Kazarian, 47, admitted to engaging in a racketeering conspiracy, and specifically in participating in the extortion of a man who borrowed $100,000. The crime carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison, but the government has agreed to seek no more than 37 months. Sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 6....
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