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Thirteen Detroit-Area Individuals Arrested and Charged for $14.5 Million Medicare Fraud
Date:1/14/2010

spiracy to violate the Anti-Kickback Statute.  Shahab and Akhtar were also each charged with two counts of money laundering.  The indictment seeks the forfeiture of assets from all the defendants.

According to the indictment, Shahab, Akhtar and Collins owned and operated Patient Choice and All American.  The home health agencies purported to provide home health therapy services to Medicare beneficiaries.  The indictment alleges that Patient Choice and All American billed for home health therapy services that were unnecessary and were never performed.  In addition, it alleges that Collins and Mallory recruited patients and paid them kickbacks for their Medicare information and signatures on documents.  These false documents were then used to bill Medicare for home health services that were not rendered.  The indictment also alleges that El-Fallal used the identity of a licensed physician to sign physician referrals for home health therapy services that were medically unnecessary and not performed.  The indictment charges Vigil, Chaudhary, Chaudry and Meda with falsifying medical records to make it appear that home health therapy services were provided.

In addition, the indictment alleges that Shahab, Dr. Raval, Ross, Barrett and Cartier engaged in a conspiracy where Shahab would pay kickbacks to the others in exchange for patient referrals and access to Medicare beneficiaries under Dr. Raval, Ross, Barrett and Cartier's care.

The indictment alleges that Medicare paid Patient Choice and All American more than $14.5 million for services that were medically unnecessary and not provided between August 2007 and September 2009.   The charge of health care fraud conspiracy carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.  The charge of violating t
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