East Texan among 21 people charged in connection to $1.2 billion alleged medical fraud schemes

TYLER, Texas (KETK) – An East Texan was among 21 people who were charged in connection to alleged medical fraud schemes worth $1.2 billion.

The Department of Justice said 36 defendants are facing criminal charges in 13 federal districts in the United States for alleged fraudulent telemedicine, cardiovascular and cancer genetic testing, and durable medical equipment schemes, according to prosecutors for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Texas.

As part of this case, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Texas has charged 21 people for healthcare kickback and they are accused of money laundering crimes.

Those charged include doctors, hospital executives, laboratory executives and marketers.

Former True Health Diagnostics LLC CEO Christopher Grottenthaler, Susan L. Hertzberg who was formerly with Boston Heart Diagnostics Corporation, former Rockdale Hospital d/b/a Little River Healthcare CEO Jeffrey Paul Madison, and others are defendants in a False Claims Act civil lawsuit titled United States ex rel. STF, LLC v. True Health Diagnostics, LLC, et al., No. 4:16-cv-547 (E.D. Tex.).

Source: East Texan among 21 people charged in connection to $1.2 billion alleged medical fraud schemes / KETK FOX 51

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