HOUSTON – Leonard Kibert M.D., 63, of Houston, has been charged in a 47-count indictment alleging a conspiracy to defraud Medicare of $2.9 million, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson. Also charged in the indictment are Tsolak Gevorgyan, 28, Christopher O’Brien, 41, Gregorius Brown, 48, and Robert Manning, 58, all also of Houston.
The five defendants were charged in a sealed indictment, returned May 14, 2014. That indictment was unsealed this morning upon their arrest by federal authorities. Kibert, O’Brien, Brown and Manning are expected to make their initial appearances before U.S. Magistrate Judge Frances Stacy this afternoon. Gevorgyan was arrested this morning in Glendale, Calif., and should make his initial appearance before a U.S. magistrate judge in Los Angeles sometime today.
According to the indictment, the fraudulent Medicare billing was for diagnostic testing at the New Life Sleeping & Allergy Disorder Center, located on the 2100 block of Chenevert Street in Houston. The facility was owned by Kibert and managed by Gevorgyan.