Los Angeles Medical Equipment Supplier Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison for Medicare Fraud

WASHINGTON – A Los Angeles medical equipment supplier, who submitted almost $1 million in false claims to Medicare for expensive, high-end power wheelchairs, was sentenced today to serve 30 months in prison, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division; U.S. Attorney André Birotte Jr. of the Central District of California; Glenn R. Ferry, Special Agent-in-Charge for the Los Angeles Region of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (HHS-OIG); and Timothy Delaney, Acting Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Los Angeles Field Office.

Adejare Ademefun, 57, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge John F. Walter in the Central District of California. In addition to the prison term, Ademefun was sentenced to three years of supervised release and ordered to pay $499,548 in restitution to Medicare.

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