Three Men Admit Roles In $50 Million Health Care Fraud And Kickback Scheme

NEWARK, N.J. – Three men today admitted their roles in a health care fraud and kickback schemes, U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced.

Nicholas Defonte, 73, and Christopher Cirri, 63, both of Toms River, New Jersey, and Pat Truglia, 53, of Parkland, Florida, each pleaded guilty before U.S. district Judge Kevin McNulty in Newark federal court to conspiracy to commit health care fraud.

According to documents filed in these cases and statements made in court:

Each defendant played a role in defrauding health care benefit programs by offering, paying, soliciting, and receiving kickbacks and bribes in exchange for completed doctors’ orders for durable medical equipment, namely orthotic braces (DME orders):

Source: Three Men Admit Roles In $50 Million Health Care Fraud And Kickback Scheme / Shore News Network

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