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     I am forever amazed when I visit the Inspector General site and see all the fraud that has/is being committed in the medical field. It’s alarming to see the multi-billion dollars doctors, hospitals, companies, and agencies are bilking from the system.

Just today in the small city of Ypsilanti, MI, two CrimeDons were convicted of stealing $33 million from the Medicare system. Mr. Zafar Mehmood, 49,  and Badar Ahmadani, 48, both of Ypsilanti, Michigan, were convicted of conspiracy to commit health care fraud, four counts of health care fraud, one count of conspiracy to pay and receive health care kickbacks, one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering and two counts of money laundering. Mr. Mehmood also was convicted of two counts of obstruction of justice related to his theft of evidence from an HHS-OIG facility. Mr. Ahmadani also was convicted of one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and one count of conspiracy to pay and receive health care kickbacks.

According to records, the two scheme took place from 2006 through 2011, [You see how far back this goes] Mehmood and Ahmadani participated in a scheme in which they obtained patients by paying cash kickbacks to recruiters, who in turn paid cash to patients to induce them to sign up for home health care with Mehmood’s four companies: Access Care Home Care Inc., Patient Care Home Care Inc., Hands On Healing Home Care Inc. and All State Home Care Inc. The evidence also showed that the defendants paid kickbacks to physicians to refer patients to the defendants’ companies for unnecessary home health care services. [This means charges are or have also been made against those physicians. So see how this greed is working its way into these professional lives. I’m sure the doctors seen it as harmless, but they got to know better, especially when cash money is being exchanged. Look like prison will soon have more college educated men and women one day then the average thug, huh!].

According to records, Mr. Mehmood and Mr. Ahmadani and “their co-conspirators”, falsified records to make it appear as if the patients qualified for and received the services for which Medicare was billed over $33 million during the course of the conspiracy. The evidence also showed that Mr. Mahmood used a co-conspirator to launder the money through shell companies under his control. Mr. Mehmood in an act of desperation visited one of the facility during pretrial release, and stole documents and materials that law enforcement authorities seized during the execution of search warrants at his companies. Law enforcement subsequently recovered the missing documents and materials during the execution of a search of Mr. Mehmood’s jail cell, which added more charges to his already bad situation.

This is not going to be good for these two; first, they made the government take them to trial instead of settling for a plead, and then higher the fraud amount the more time and I’m sure the act of taking evident will not look good when the judge pronounce sentencing.

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