Ajibola Adekeunle Sadiqr, owner of a Los Angeles durable medical equipment (DME) company, admitted to submitting $950,000 in false claims to Medicare. Cooper Medical Supply purchased fraudulent prescription and medical documents in order to submit false claims for power wheelchairs and DME equipment. According to the DoJ, Sadiqr faces up to 10 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine.
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[…] FraudBlawg Update: Ajibola Adekeunle Sadiqr Sentenced to 55 Months for DME Scheme by fraudblawg on May 11, 2010 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. […]