Mich. man gets 50 months for $10.8M Medicare fraud

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DETROIT The U.S. Justice Department says a judge has sentenced a Detroit-area home health care business operator to 4 years, 2 months in prison for his role in a $10.8 million Medicare fraud scheme.

The department says that 53-year-old Muhammad Shahab was the leader of the fraud scheme that operated in 2007-2009 and says that U.S. District Judge Denise Page Hood sentenced him Thursday.

It says Shahab pleaded guilty in February 2010 to one count of health care fraud.

The government says he helped finance and establish two Detroit-area home health agencies and conspired to bill Medicare for home health visits that never occurred. It says he also secured physician referrals for medically unnecessary home health services through the payment of kickbacks.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WNDU - Channel 16 54516 State Road 933 South Bend, IN 46637 Front Desk: 574-284-3000 Newsroom: 574-284-3016 Email: newscenter16@wndu.com
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 223562941 - wndu.com/a?a=223562941
Gray Television, Inc.