Three men have been charged with conspiring to defraud the federal government out of more than $107 million after submitting fraudulent genetic testing claims to Medicare.
A superseding indictment was opened Friday, charging John Grisham and Rob Wilburn, of Texas, and Richard Speights Jr., of Louisiana, the Justice Department said in a release.
The three men allegedly owned and operated a genetic testing laboratory in Lewisville, Texas between January 2018 and October 2019.
They are accused of acquiring thousands of Medicare beneficiaries’ DNA specimens and corresponding prescriptions, which Trinity Clinical Laboratories then used to fraudulently bill Medicare and Medicare Advantage for genetic testing.
The sophisticated and nationwide health care kickback scheme allegedly netted some $44 million worth of Medicare reimbursements “due to the defendants’ payment and receipt of kickbacks and bribes,” according to the Justice Department.