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Fraud-accused Indian-origin doctor in US to pay $250,000 to settle case

Fraud-accused Indian-origin doctor in US to pay $250,000 to settle case
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An Indian-origin dentist is to pay $250,000 to settle a fraud case involving treatment of children enrolled in a government insurance for the poor,...

New York: An Indian-origin dentist is to pay $250,000 to settle a fraud case involving treatment of children enrolled in a government insurance for the poor, according to a federal prosecutor in Texas.

Akhil Reddy agreed to pay the amount to resolve the governments' claims in the case involving a dental practices in Texas that he party owned, John Parker the Northern Texas federal prosecutor announced on Monday.

A total of $8.45 million was recovered by the government from him, four other dentists and a manager of the practice, the prosecutor said.

Between 2009 and 2014, their dental practices submitted false claims to Texas Medicaid for single-surface fillings in children that were not done and allegedly kickbacks were paid to the patients, their families and marketers, according to the prosecution.

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Medicaid is the government health insurance programme for the poor.

A whistle-blower who worked for the practices, Veronica Garcia, is to receive a reward of $1.5 million for exposing the fraud.

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