This Indian scammed $463 million in America, court gave strict punishment - Newztezz Online


Saturday, August 19, 2023

This Indian scammed $463 million in America, court gave strict punishment

Some scamsters are such that they are spoiling the name of India not only in the country but also abroad. 
A similar case has come to the fore in America, where a person of Indian origin has been sentenced to severe punishment for scamming millions of dollars. An Indian-origin lab owner has been sentenced to 27 years in prison for his involvement in a USD 463 million genetic testing scam in Georgia, US. Meenal Patel, the owner of 'LabSolutions LLC', is accused of receiving over US$463 million in bribes and kickbacks through genetic and other laboratory tests (which were not required by the patients).

The Justice Department said Friday that a 44-year-old man conspired with patient brokers, telemedicine companies and call centers to target "Medicare" beneficiaries through telemarketing calls that falsely claimed their packages contained expensive cancer genetic tests. tests are included. The department said in a press release that Patel paid bribes to patients' brokers to obtain signed physician orders authorizing the tests from telemedicine companies after Medicare beneficiaries agreed to have the tests.

FBI said this

It is alleged that Patel, an Indian-origin man, asked patient brokers to sign contracts falsely stating that they were providing legitimate advertising services for Lab Solutions to hide the kickbacks. “Deception and bribery have no place in the provision of legitimate genetic testing and telemedicine services to patients in need,” said Jeffrey B. Veltri, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Miami Field Office. Embezzled hundreds of millions of dollars from Medicare through the scheme. He is now paying the price for this crime.” According to the press release, the hearing on confiscation of assets in this case will be held on August 25. (Language)

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