Louisiana Resident Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison for Role in Medicare Fraud

WASHINGTON – A patient recruiter for several Louisiana durable medical equipment (DME) companies was sentenced today to serve 18 months in prison for her role in a Medicare fraud scheme involving fraudulent claims and illegal kickback payments for unnecessary DME, announced the Department of Justice, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the FBI and the Louisiana State Attorney General’s Office.

Karen T. Rayburn, 47, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge James J. Brady of the Middle District of Louisiana. In addition to her prison term, Rayburn was sentenced to two years of supervised release and ordered to pay $3.18 million in restitution.

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