NJ Woman Admits Role In $1M DNA Testing Medicare Fraud

Law360, New York (December 1, 2016, 9:56 PM EST) -- A New Jersey woman on Thursday admitted in federal court that she engaged in a $1 million Medicare fraud scheme that involved convincing seniors to submit to unnecessary genetic testing, offering kickbacks to physicians to authorize the tests and unlawfully accessing victims' private health care information.

Sheila Kahl, 44, pled guilty in New Jersey federal court to two conspiracy charges stemming from a ploy involving a nonprofit that purported to help seniors navigate federal benefit programs, but in reality served as a front to subject elderly...
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