Hundreds arrested nationwide on Medicare fraud allegations

A WAVE 3 News report stated that twelve individuals are facing charges in the Western District of Kentucky in relation to what might be known as the largest national Medicare fraud bust in recent history, Acting United States Attorney John Kuhn said in a press release issued on June 18.

The operation netted around 243 arrests nationwide, including arrests of 43 medical and healthcare professionals, for charges stemming from Medicare fraud worth around $712 million in false billings.

One of the doctors who was charged, Jamie Guerrero, was previously accused of writing unnecessary prescriptions for pain medication, leading to the deaths of five patients. If he is convicted of the charges he is currently facing, he could face life in prison.

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