11th Circ. Affirms Convictions In $29M Medicaid Scheme

Law360, Miami (July 26, 2013, 7:46 PM EDT) -- The Eleventh Circuit on Friday affirmed the convictions of two men involved in a $29 million kickback scheme in which Medicaid was billed for unnecessary hemophilia medication, while it also reinstated a jury conviction of a third co-conspirator.

A three-judge panel of the appeals court affirmed the convictions of Butch Brill, the estranged husband of the head of Hemophilia Management Specialties Inc., and Jeff Vernon, who owned specialty pharmacy MedfusionRx LLC, on anti-kickback and conspiracy to commit health care fraud charges. The appeals court said there...
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