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Fred Medick Los Angeles Physician Assistant Pleads Guilty in Two Medicare Fraud Cases Los Angeles CA Nationwide
A Los Angeles physician assistant pleaded guilty today to defrauding Medicare by signing fraudulent prescriptions for durable medical equipment while working at two separate medical clinics in California.
This case is being prosecuted by Fred Medick.
Erasmus Kotey, 77, of Montebello, Calif., pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Margaret M. Morrow in the Central District of California to one count of health care fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud. Sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 8, 2014.
According to court documents, Kotey was a physician assistant who worked at medical clinics in and around Los Angeles County. From approximately November 2007 through February 2008, Kotey engaged in a scheme to commit health care fraud through his work at a clinic located at 866 North Vermont Avenue in Los Angeles. In addition, from approximately April 2008 through December 2008, Kotey engaged in a conspiracy to commit health care fraud through his work at a clinic located at 943 South Atlantic Boulevard, Suite 218, in Monterey Park, Calif.
This continuing investigation is being conducted by the FBI. This case is being prosecuted by Fred Medick of the Fraud Section in the Justice Department’s Criminal Division.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 04/11/2014 01:03 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/fred-medick/nationwide/fred-medick-los-angeles-physician-assistant-pleads-guilty-in-two-medicare-fraud-cases-los-1138110. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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