Ex-Nursing Home Execs Indicted In $16M Kickback Scheme

By Dani Kass (October 12, 2016, 6:03 PM EDT) -- Two former executives of Indiana nursing home chain American Senior Communities have been indicted on charges that they defrauded Medicare, Medicaid and the company out of $16 million by overcharging vendors for services the government paid for and then pocketing the difference, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Wednesday.

Former CEO James Burkhart and former chief operating officer Daniel Benson would only contract with companies that were willing to deposit the kickbacks into their more than 20 shell companies and bank accounts, the federal government said. The indictment also names Burkhart's brother, Joshua, who worked at an accounting firm that prepared...

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