Dallas Doc, 3 Others Convicted In $374M Medicare Fraud Plot

By Jess Krochtengel (April 14, 2016, 11:57 AM EDT) -- A Texas federal jury on Wednesday found a Dallas-area doctor and three owners of home health care agencies guilty of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and other offenses, in what the U.S. Department of Justice called a $374 million Medicare "fraud machine."

A unanimous jury took less than two days to convict Dr. Jacques Roy, James Veasey, Cynthia Stiger and Charity Eleda of every count in the 17-charge indictment, after a marathon five-week trial during which prosecutors described a scheme by which Roy collaborated with the home health agencies to rack up an "astronomical number" of patients — 11,000 — for...

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