On June 7, 2019, a federal jury returned guilty verdicts against a Los Angeles doctor and patient recruiter. They were found guilty for their involvement in a $33 million Medicare fraud scheme. The scheme involved billing Medicare for home health, clinic, hospice services, and durable medical equipment that were not needed or received.
73-year-old Robert Glazer M.D. of Los Angeles, California was the owner and operator of the Glazer Clinic in Los Angeles. He was found guilty on one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and 12 counts of health care fraud after a seven-day trial.
62-year-old Marina Merino was a marketer who recruited patients in exchange for kickbacks. Merino was convicted of one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and eight counts of health care fraud. Both are expected to be sentenced on September 9, 2019. Further details can be found here.