Southern California Dentist Pleads Guilty to $3.8 Million of Fraud
Benjamin Rosenberg, D.D.S., recently pleaded guilty to $3,853,931 in fraudulent insurance claims which he committed from his Los Angeles dentistry office. As reported by LawFuel, the fraudulent claims netted Rosenberg nearly half a million dollars in payment from insurers. Rosenberg was caught in an investigation by the FBI. After his guilty plea, he faces sentencing in May.
Healthcare Fraud in the United States
Rosenberg admitted to filing false insurance claims with eight major insurance companies for crowns and fillings which he never supplied to patients. He was caught by the same part of the FBI which leads the Medicare Fraud Strike Force, a joint operation between the Department of Justice and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The expansive Medicare Fraud Strike Force has indicted almost 4,000 defendants since 2007 for fraudulent Medicare charges amounting to over $14 billion.
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Needless to say, the United States government takes healthcare fraud very seriously. Just as healthcare fraud can net those who choose to participate in it large amounts of money, it can also get them hefty prison sentences and accompanying fines. If you have been charged with healthcare fraud, do not talk to investigators without a skilled lawyer present. The Law Offices of Brian A. Newman provides dedicated criminal defense attorney services for Southern California clients covering a range of charges, including healthcare fraud. Call our offices today at (424) 254-5186 to set up a free consultation and secure a rigorous defense for yourself.