Less than a month after the largest federal health care fraud sting in American history, details of the operation show how massive the problem is.
As part of the operation, more than 600 people were charged with committing more than $2 billion in fraud and taxpayer theft.
“Health care fraud is a betrayal of vulnerable patients, and often it is theft from the taxpayer,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said. “In many cases, doctors, nurses, and pharmacists take advantage of people suffering from drug addiction in order to line their pockets. These are despicable crimes.”