US Sues To Freeze Assets In Weight Loss Clinic Fraud Case

Law360, New York (August 24, 2011, 4:08 PM EDT) -- The U.S. government filed suit Wednesday to block the owner of several Illinois weight loss clinics from spending the $21 million he allegedly made through a fraud scheme targeting Medicaid and Blue Cross Blue Shield, for which he faces criminal charges.

According to the complaint, The Nutrition Clinic chain owner Gautam Gupta has fled the country to avoid criminal charges that he defrauded health care providers by billing for unnecessary testing and lying about services provided. A federal grand jury on July 14 indicted both Gautam...
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