Medicare Fraud Ringleader Faces 30 Years For $63M Scam

Law360, New York (December 18, 2012, 1:31 PM EST) -- The orchestrator of a sophisticated fraud scheme that allegedly overcharged Medicare and Medicaid by $63 million pled guilty Monday to a pair of felonies, admitting he paid kickbacks to recruiters of mentally ill patients who were used to bill taxpayers for bogus treatments.

Armando Gonzalez, head of a community health center chain called Health Care Solutions Network Inc., copped to one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering through a shell corporation called Psychiatric Consulting Network...
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