Medicare Fraud: Feds Charge 90-plus People for $260 Million in False Claims

More than 90 individuals were charged on Tuesday in a nationwide crackdown against what investigators said was massive fraud in federally administered health-care programs.

The defendants were charged with submitting more than $260 million in fraudulent claims to the Medicare system. They included 27 medical professionals, including 16 physicians, who prosecutors say breached the public trust in pursuit of easy money.

The arrests took place in Miami; Tampa, Fla.; New York; Detroit; Houston; and Los Angeles.

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