2 convicted for $154M medical insurance fraud

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Updated: 1/31/2014 1:03 pm

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California doctor and an attorney face prison terms for participating in a $154 million medical fraud scheme in which hundreds of healthy patients underwent unnecessary surgeries to fraudulently bill insurance companies.

The Orange County Register reports 66-year-old Mario Rosenberg and 65-year-old Roy Chester Dickson became the last of 19 people connected to Unity Surgical Outpatient Center in Buena Park to be convicted in the elaborate scam.

Rosenberg, a doctor, pleaded no contest on Thursday to felony insurance fraud. He faces 10 years in prison. Dickson, an attorney, pleaded guilty money laundering and grand theft. He faces 14 years.

Prosecutors say Rosenberg was one of three doctors accused of performing more than 1,000 unnecessary surgeries.

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buacl - 2/1/2014 11:29 PM
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This is the crap that makes healthcare expensive. Two professionals that aren't satisfied with spending more money on a car that most Americans wouldn't earn in years. They have to steal, and then blame whoever is in office for making them resort to such bad behavior.

Kramer - 2/1/2014 2:40 PM
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this may have been a state or county prosecution. CA also has been after car insurance claim fraud (staged accidents/injuries). maybe Obamacare could use this tactic to reduce fraud/waste? get judge whitehead on this pronto

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