You might be surprised to learn how easy it can be to get caught up in healthcare fraud charges if you don’t take the initial contact seriously. Read our Medicare/Medicaid fraud case results to learn about what some of our clients experienced. We explain their situations and tell you what we were able to do to help them escape a potentially-devastating outcome.
DISCLAIMER: The results are specific to the facts and legal circumstances of each of the clients' cases and should not be used to form an expectation that the same results could be obtained for other clients in similar matters without reference to the specific factual and legal circumstances of each client's case.
Pain Clinic Investigated for Illegal Drug Distribution
Client was a 72-years old who had worked the past 25-years as a cardiologist at a public hospital in New York. He answered an ad posted on Craig’s List for a physician. The job was at a pain clinic. Although he knew a little about how to treat pain, he had no real formal pain treatment training. The clinic’s owners explained that he would receive on-the-job training. The pay was reasonably good and the client only worked three days a week. Three weeks after starting to work he received a target letter from the United State’s Attorney’s Office regarding an investigation concerning the pain clinic’s and illegal drug distribution.
Right off the bat, the client’s conduct was evaluated and it was determined that he had signed documents that the pain clinic owners used to purchase large quantities ranging into the hundreds of thousands of Oxycodone. According to the federal sentencing guidelines, the client had a recommended sentencing range of 4 years. We engaged in negotiations to seek reassurances from the government that they would not oppose our motion seeking sentencing variances and downward departures.
At the sentencing hearing, the judge granted all of the defense motions and the client avoided what seemed just hours before to be a certain prison sentence.