Monday, March 16, 2015

Rouzbeh Javaherian, Los Angeles pharmacist pleads guilty to Medicare fraud scheme.

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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA -  Rouzbeh Javaherian, who owned and operated a pharmacy in Los Angeles pleaded guilty today in connection with a Medicare fraud scheme, according to announcement by Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division.
 Javaherian, 34, of Beverly Grove, California, pleaded guilty to health care fraud in connection with a scheme to defraud the Medicare Part D program through a pharmacy called Emoonah Inc., doing business as Westaid Pharmacy and Medical Supply (Westaid).  
According to admissions in the plea agreement, Javaherian was a licensed pharmacist and owner of Westaid, which was located in Los Angeles.  From January 2008 to November 2014, Javaherian devised and executed a scheme to defraud the Medicare Part D program by paying illegal cash kickbacks to Medicare beneficiaries to induce them to submit their prescriptions to Westaid.  Javaherian then filled some of those prescriptions, but also submitted false and fraudulent claims to Medicare Part D plan sponsors for prescriptions that he did not actually fill.
From January 2008 to November 2014, Javaherian received approximately $644,060 in overpayments from Medicare as the result of the fraud scheme.
Sentencing is scheduled for June 1, 2015, before U.S. District Judge Stephen V. Wilson of the Central District of California. 
The case was investigated by the FBI, and was brought as part of the Medicare Fraud Strike Force

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