US Accuses Russian Diplomats Of $1.5M Medicaid Scam

Law360, New York (December 5, 2013, 2:26 PM EST) -- New York federal prosecutors on Thursday charged dozens of current and former Russian diplomats and their spouses with lying about their incomes to score Medicaid benefits in the U.S., pulling back the curtain on an alleged $1.5 million health care fraud scheme.

A complaint unsealed in Manhattan court accused 49 defendants of conspiring to steal government funds, commit health care fraud, and make false statements relating to health care matters. Each of the defendants is a current or former Russian diplomat or the spouse of a...
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