Attorney General Kwame Raoul today announced the Attorney General’s office obtained a guilty plea in a case against a Cook County OB-GYN who fraudulently charged Illinois’ Medicaid program for services that were never provided.
In a case being prosecuted by Raoul’s office, Dr. Monique Brotman, 52, of River Forest, pleaded guilty in Cook County Circuit Court today to misdemeanor vendor fraud. Brotman was ordered to pay full restitution up front, and she will be excluded from the Medicaid and Medicare programs for a minimum of five years. She was also sentenced to complete five days of community service.
“Thousands of Illinois residents rely on Medicaid for their health care. Defrauding the people of Illinois by misusing needed Medicaid resources will not be tolerated,” Raoul said. “I am committed to working with the Illinois State Police to identify Medicaid fraud and hold those who engage in it accountable.”