Feds Charge NY Pharmacist in $4M Health Care Fraud and Kickback Scheme

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According to a federal grand jury indictment, beginning in September 2016, Sabet allegedly conspired to bill Medicare and Medicaid for costly prescription drugs that were not eligible for reimbursement because they were not medically necessary or in some instances they were not even dispensed. Sabet also supposedly paid kickbacks and bribes to persuade customers to have them get their prescriptions filled at his pharmacies, and paid them cash so he could use their beneficiary number to bill Medicare and Medicaid for over-the-counter health care-related products.

Robert John Sabet, 44, of Brooklyn, the owner of Brooklyn Chemists in Gravesend, Brooklyn, and Lucky Care Pharmacy in Flushing, Queens a New York was arrested on March 17th, for conspiracy to commit health care fraud involving a scheme to pay kickbacks and bribes.

If convicted, Sabet faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison for conspiracy to commit health care fraud, five years in prison for conspiracy to pay kickbacks and bribes, and 10 years in prison for unlawful spending.

The federal government takes Medicare fraud seriously.  The penalties are stiff.  If you or someone you know is under investigation or has been arrested for health care fraud, call attorney Robert Malove for serious criminal defense.

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