Feds Charge Indiana Pediatrician with Medicare Fraud

Federal prosecutors in Indiana have charged Dr. Jihad Kasim, a Valparaiso pediatrician with health care fraud, accusing him of submitting more than $1 million in fraudulent Medicaid claims for medical services he didn’t provide.
Kasim’s accused of pilfering protected information from patient files who gave birth at hospitals he worked at and then using the information to submit fraudulent bills.
517764_various_contrasted_syringes_2.jpgKasim claimed most of the women were treated for blood infections, though the patients denied to investigators that they were ever diagnosed or treated for such conditions.
Prosecutors say Kasim has 14 bank accounts, three cars, two homes and a 20-foot speedboat.