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Feds Continue Crackdown on Health Care Fraud/Drug Diversion Schemes

Feds Continue Crackdown on Health Care Fraud/Drug Diversion Schemes

District of Michgan, Patrick Miles

U.S. Attorney, Western District of Michgan, Patrick Miles (from US Attorney’s website)

The US Attorneys Office in Grand Rapids continues to crack down on health care related/drug diversion schemes (click here for article). In a recent case, referred to as the Kentwood Pharmacy case, the defendants are accused of using their positions as employees at a pharmacy in the Grand Rapids area to facilitate the illegal distribution of prescription drugs.  In addition, the VP of the pharmacy was convicted of possession of images of a 16-17 year old girl he had drugged and had sex with.  The VP was sentenced to 14 years in prison for both charges, 114 months for the health care/drug fraud and 54 months for the child pornography.  The images were found on his computer during the course of the drug investigation.  Query whether he would have been charged with or convicted of a crime related to the girl had he not taken any photos.