Medicare Fraud Task Force Arrests More Than 100 Individuals

On February 17, 2011, more than 100 individuals, including doctors, nurses and healthcare executives, were arrested on charges of Medicare fraud. The arrests were made as part of the Health Care Fraud Prevention and Enforcement Action Team operated jointly by the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Justice. Officials described the day as the nation’s “largest-ever federal healthcare fraud takedown.” The arrests were made in Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Dallas, Miami, Tampa and Baton Rouge and involved more than 700 federal agents.

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