Hans Lobato — the man who gave the money to Ritecare patient-recruiters to troll downtown areas for people so destitute that they’d sell access to their Medicare numbers and submit themselves to unnecessary tests and nerve-conduction studies — has pled guilty and faces up to 10 years in prison at a July 23, 2010 sentencing. FraudBlawg previously reported the Ritecare scam here. All told, the healthcare fraud cost taxpayers approximately $5.3 million.
FraudBlawg Update: Melvin Young Pleads Guilty.
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[…] Another Ritecare Employee Pleads Guilty to Healthcare Fraud, Admits Fraudulent Medicare Scheme by fraudblawg on April 23, 2010 Patient Recruiter, Melvin Young, plead guilty to recruiting and transporting patients to the Ritecare Clinics located in Detroit and Livonia, Michigan. Young’s role in the fraud was identical to that of Emma King, reported earlier by FraudBlawg. According to DoJ, Young admitted to recruiting at least 269 patients and submitting $940,760 in false claims to Medicare. Hans Lobato, Ritecare’s bagman plead guilty last week to giving money to patient-recruiters, l…. […]