Navigation Links
Physical Therapist, Money Launderer and Patient Recruiter Plead Guilty in Connection With Multiple Detroit Health Care Fraud Schemes
Date:12/11/2009

WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Detroit-area residents Baskaran Thangarasan, Sandeep Aggarwal and Wayne Smith pleaded guilty this week for their roles in connection with several Detroit-area health care fraud schemes, Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer of the Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan Terrence I. Berg, Special Agent in Charge Andrew G. Arena of the FBI's Detroit Field Office and Daniel Levinson, Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced today.

Thangarasan, 37, pleaded guilty on Dec. 9, 2009, to one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud before U.S. District Judge Sean F. Cox of the Eastern District of Michigan. Aggarwal, 38, pleaded guilty Dec. 9, 2009, before Judge Cox to one count of conspiracy to launder money. Smith, 47, pleaded guilty yesterday to one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud before Chief U.S. District Judge Gerald E. Rosen. At sentencing, Thangarasan and Smith face a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine; Aggarwal faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a $500,000 fine.

According to information contained in plea documents, Thangarasan, a licensed physical therapist, admitted that he began working in approximately September 2003 as a contract therapist for a co-conspirator. This co-conspirator owned and controlled several companies operating in the Detroit area that purported to provide physical and occupational therapy services to Medicare beneficiaries. Thangarasan admitted that he, the co-conspirator and others created fictitious therapy files appearing to document physical therapy services provided to Medicare beneficiaries, when in fact no such services had been provided. According to court documents, the fictitious services reflected in the files were billed to Medicare through sham Medicare providers controlled by Thangarasan's co-conspir
'/>"/>

SOURCE U.S. Department of Justice
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. North American Seminars Inc. Opens Its 2010 Physical Therapy Continuing Medical Education Course Sponsorship Program
2. Too much physical activity may lead to arthritis
3. W.K. Kellogg Foundation Grants $32.5 Million to Improve Access to Fresh Food and Physical Activity for Children
4. Physical scientists at Arizona State University will apply laws of physics in cancer fight
5. Detroit-Area Physical Therapist Pleads Guilty in Medicare Fraud Scheme
6. Physical therapists play integral role in prevention, risk reduction, and treatment of lymphedema
7. New Online Service Uses Video Instruction to Simplify Physical Therapy Exercises
8. Physical activity in adolescence associated with decreased risk of brain cancer in adulthood
9. Illinois-based AthletiCo Opens 53rd Physical Therapy Center in Elk Grove Village
10. According to Excel Physical Therapy and Fitness, Awareness Still Low for Law that Allows People to go Directly to a Physical Therapist without a Doctor's Prescription
11. Research: People With Type 2 Diabetes Improved Muscular Strength and Exercise Capacity Through Physical Therapist Exercise Counseling Combined With Fitness Center Exercise Training
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/14/2014)... According to a new market research report ... and Others), Devices (Power IC, Power Module & Power ... 2014 - 2020", the Power Electronics market is expected ... market is valued at $36.86 Billion and expected to ... The report also includes an in-depth analysis of the ...
(Date:7/14/2014)... SingaporeA*STAR,s Bioprocessing Technology Institute (BTI) has entered into ... pharmaceutical company, Roche, to identify novel drug candidates ... partnership brings together BTI,s capabilities in novel antibody ... (mAbs) therapeutics, opening up the possibility of ... death worldwide. , The collaboration makes use ...
(Date:7/14/2014)... Botanica Day Spa announced last month that ... at the day spa in down town Clearwater, FL ... other refreshments will be served as clients are invited ... products and great deals on spa services, including ... Dermaplaning (also known as “facial shaving”) is a simple ...
(Date:7/14/2014)... HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, July ... a faltering sense of smell might signal the early ... smell test could spot who needs more extensive screening ... ability to identify odors was associated with the loss ... "We,re trying to be able to diagnose Alzheimer,s ...
(Date:7/14/2014)... Amy Norton HealthDay ... Older adults who enjoy mentally stimulating games may have bigger ... suggests. The study looked at the connection between playing ... acuity for adults in their 50s and 60s. Researchers ... other day performed better on tests of memory and other ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Power Electronics Market Estimated to Reach $36.86 Billion by 2020 at CAGR of 7.74% - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Health News:Power Electronics Market Estimated to Reach $36.86 Billion by 2020 at CAGR of 7.74% - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Health News:Power Electronics Market Estimated to Reach $36.86 Billion by 2020 at CAGR of 7.74% - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Health News:Power Electronics Market Estimated to Reach $36.86 Billion by 2020 at CAGR of 7.74% - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 5Health News:A*STAR partners Roche to develop new cancer therapeutics 2Health News:Botanica Day Spa to Feature Dermaplaning at Upcoming Open House 2Health News:Botanica Day Spa to Feature Dermaplaning at Upcoming Open House 3Health News:Could a Simple Smell Test Help Spot Alzheimer's Early? 2Health News:Could a Simple Smell Test Help Spot Alzheimer's Early? 3Health News:Can Games, Puzzles Keep Aging Minds Sharp? 2Health News:Can Games, Puzzles Keep Aging Minds Sharp? 3
... a newborn baby going under the knife to repair a ... work begins for parents. University of Alberta nursing professor Gwen ... a former pediatric cardiology nurse; she wanted to find out ... per cent convinced that health-care professionals get what these parents ...
... 26 The Providence Service,Corporation (Nasdaq: PRSC ) ... financial advisor. , In ... strategic,options relating to, among other things, delevering its debt, growing ... UBS,Investment Bank has been retained in connection with selling certain,non-strategic ...
... Stylists, beauticians may be affected by phthalates in these ... -- Mothers exposed to a common hairspray chemical while ... born with an abnormally placed urinary opening, a new ... fragrances, and nail and hair products contain chemicals called ...
... are misaligned and point outward are at significantly ... adulthood, according to findings of a Mayo Clinic ... ( http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/cgi/content/full/122/5/1033 ), the official journal of the ... examined the medical records of 407 patients with ...
... it,s cheaper and less time-consuming than in-person visits, study ... counseling may be as effective as face-to-face counseling in ... University of Florida study included 234 obese women, ages ... Florida. , All the women completed a six-month weight-loss ...
... Public engagement practitioners from across the world are to ... be held in South Africa, organised by the Wellcome ... engage to empower" will take place from 2-5 ... Studies, KwaZulu-Natal. It will bring together practitioners working in ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Parents are the unsung heroes 2Health News:Providence Service Corporation Retains UBS Investment Bank as its Financial Advisor in Connection With the Sale of Certain Non-Strategic Assets 2Health News:Over-the-Phone Weight Loss Counseling Works 2Health News:International workshop aims to boost public engagement work in developing countries 2Health News:International workshop aims to boost public engagement work in developing countries 3
(Date:7/11/2014)... Research and Markets  has announced the ... report to their offering. ... a hollow needle commonly used with a syringe to ... fluids from it. A hypodermic needle is used for ... cannot be ingested. Hypodermic needles are broadly classified into ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... July 11, 2014  Australian drug delivery company, Phosphagenics ... has raised A$19.3 million via a placement of A$16.3 ... , the U.S., Asia and ... a share purchase plan (SPP) to be offered to ... made in two tranches. "This capital raising ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... New York , July 11, 2014 ... by Transparency Market Research "Endoscopy Devices Market (Endoscopes, Endoscopic ... Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013-2019" the global ... in 2012 and is expected to grow at a ... an estimated value of USD 36.9 billion in 2019. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Global Hypodermic Needles Market 2014-2018: Key Vendors are Becton, Dickinson and Co, Covidien, Retractable Technologies and Terumo Corp. 2Global Hypodermic Needles Market 2014-2018: Key Vendors are Becton, Dickinson and Co, Covidien, Retractable Technologies and Terumo Corp. 3Phosphagenics' A$19.3 million Capital Raising 2Phosphagenics' A$19.3 million Capital Raising 3Global Endoscopy Devices Market is Expected to Reach USD 36.9 Billion by 2019: Transparency Market Research 2Global Endoscopy Devices Market is Expected to Reach USD 36.9 Billion by 2019: Transparency Market Research 3Global Endoscopy Devices Market is Expected to Reach USD 36.9 Billion by 2019: Transparency Market Research 4Global Endoscopy Devices Market is Expected to Reach USD 36.9 Billion by 2019: Transparency Market Research 5Global Endoscopy Devices Market is Expected to Reach USD 36.9 Billion by 2019: Transparency Market Research 6
... 31, 2011 Restorative Therapies, Inc., advances its new ... injury and paralysis with FDA clearance of the world,s ... system for stepping and standing. FES is ... activity and exercise not otherwise possible for individuals with ...
... Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research ... Global Surgical Incision Closures Industry ... This report analyzes the worldwide markets ... by the following product segments: Stapler Products ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Restorative Therapies, Inc., Today Announced a Rehabilitation Breakthrough, the RT600 Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) Stepper 2Global Surgical Incision Closures Industry 2Global Surgical Incision Closures Industry 3Global Surgical Incision Closures Industry 4Global Surgical Incision Closures Industry 5Global Surgical Incision Closures Industry 6Global Surgical Incision Closures Industry 7Global Surgical Incision Closures Industry 8Global Surgical Incision Closures Industry 9Global Surgical Incision Closures Industry 10Global Surgical Incision Closures Industry 11Global Surgical Incision Closures Industry 12Global Surgical Incision Closures Industry 13Global Surgical Incision Closures Industry 14Global Surgical Incision Closures Industry 15Global Surgical Incision Closures Industry 16Global Surgical Incision Closures Industry 17Global Surgical Incision Closures Industry 18Global Surgical Incision Closures Industry 19Global Surgical Incision Closures Industry 20Global Surgical Incision Closures Industry 21Global Surgical Incision Closures Industry 22Global Surgical Incision Closures Industry 23Global Surgical Incision Closures Industry 24
The ACMI™ line of laparoscopic hand instruments is designed to provide a wide selection of popular surgical devices to meet procedural needs....
The Snap-In Snap-Out-II Tip Inserts offer a large variety of configurations....
The Snap-In Snap-Out-II Tip Inserts offer a large variety of configurations....
The Optima III line of laparoscopic hand instruments provides a well-crafted set of instruments designed for strength and durability....
Medicine Products: