Six Houstonians are in custody on wide-ranging charges involving a $12 million conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud and to pay kickbacks, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson.
The arrests were made in conjunction with a search warrant executed at a downtown office building where several clinics and a blood testing laboratory were located.
The 25-count indictment was returned July 1 and unsealed Thursday. Those charged and arrested include the owner and operator of the clinics and lab — Mktrich “Mike” Yepremian, 58, Dr. Harding Ross, 61, Dr. Faiz Ahmed, 63, Michael Wayne Wilson, 46, and Eric Johnson, 61, all of Houston. A sixth defendant, Jermaine Doleman, 38, also of Houston, was already in custody in another healthcare fraud scheme charged in this district over allegedly similar conduct.