$65M Fine In Chicago Medicaid Fraud Scheme

Law360, New York (October 2, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The former owner of a Chicago hospital has been ordered to pay nearly $65 million for his role in an alleged health care fraud that cheated government health programs out of millions of dollars.

Peter Rogan, the former owner of Edgewater Medical Center, was ordered by a federal judge to cough up $64.2 million, which amounts to one of the largest health care fraud judgments in Chicago history.

Rogan allegedly orchestrated a scheme to offer doctors kickbacks if they convinced patients, who were often homeless or...
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