Ten people have been indicted in a complex scheme to allegedly defraud private insurance companies of more than $1 billion for medical testing.
The Justice Department unsealed the indictments Monday in Jacksonville, Florida. Eight of the defendants are from Florida. The others are from Atlanta and Chicago
The charges include conspiracy to commit health care fraud and money laundering.
“The FBI views health care fraud as a severe crime problem that impacts every American,” said Special Agent Rachel Rojas. “Fraud and abuse take critical resources out of our health care system and contribute to the rising cost of health care for everyone.”