FraudBlawg Update: Ajibola Adekeunle Sadiqr Sentenced to 55 Months for DME Scheme

Ajibola Adekeunle Sadiqr, who previously pled guilty to conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud, was sentenced to 55 months plus 3 years supervised release by U.S. District Judge John F. Walter of the Central District of California, announced Doj yesterday. Sadiqr, the owner of DME company Cooper Medical Supply, conspired with Leonard Nwafor, Maria Nela Moreno, and others “to purchase fraudulent prescriptions and medical documents” which he then used to submit false claims to Medicare “for expensive, high-end power wheelchairs and other DME he claimed he supplied to Medicare beneficiaries who lived hundreds of miles from Cooper Medical Supply’s store front location in Los Angeles.” Sadiqr’s co-conspirator Nwafor was sentenced in March to a nine-year prison term, and co-conspirator Moreno’s sentencing is scheduled for May 24, 2010.  In addition to his prison term, Sadiqr also will pay$508,134 in restitution.   FraudBlawg has previously reported the conspiracy here and here.

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