(The Center Square) – A Dearborn Heights doctor pleaded guilty to defrauding Medicare of more than $925,000 in health care payments, U.S. Attorney Dawn N. Ison says.
Fares Yasin, 59, pleaded guilty before Judge Stephen J. Murphy III in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.
Prosecutors say Yasin operated Michigan Home Visiting Physicians in Dearborn. In January 2015, Yasin was suspended from submitting claims to Medicare for his services.
However, court records say Yasin continued to treat Medicare beneficiaries during his suspension. Then he submitted claims to Medicare using the names and identification numbers of other doctors, including co-defendant Nura Yasin, to receive reimbursement for services rendered.
As part of the guilty plea, Yasin agreed to forfeit about $367,000 in cash seized by federal agents.
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