SHERMAN OAKS—Two pharmacy owners from Sherman Oaks were found guilty for their participation in a $35 million health care and money laundering scheme on Tuesday, August 21 in federal court. During their scheme, Aleksandr Suris, 51 and Maxim Sverdlov, 44, would bill Medicare for medications that were never provided to patients while laundering the money in the process.
Suris and Sverdlov were both found guilty of one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and one count to commit money laundering after an 11-day trial. In addition, Suris was found guilty of one additional count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and six other counts of health care fraud. Both Suris and Sverdlov were found not guilty on three counts of healthcare fraud.