Organized Crime and Medicare Fraud

The AP does an interesting story on the influence of organized crime on Medicare Fraud, including some violence associated with the schemes. Former drug dealers and mobsters are getting more involved in the fraud due to the lower criminal penalties and larger amounts of money available than drug dealing, loan sharking or other organized crime activities. I recall one case in which a former drug trafficker explained why he moved to Medicare Fraud, “I got older, didn’t want to run around so much and no one shoots at you.”
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