Dozens Charged In Medicare Scams

WASHINGTON (May 15, 2013)--Dozens of people in Texas and around the U.S. have been charged in Medicare scams that billed the taxpayer-funded program a total of about $223 million in bogus charges.

Agents fanned out across the country Tuesday to make arrests, raiding businesses, seizing documents and charging 89 suspects in Houston, Miami, Los Angeles, New York, Detroit, Chicago, Tampa, Fla., and Baton Rouge, La.

Four doctors were charged in Chicago and Brooklyn.

It's the latest in a string of similar announcements by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Attorney General Eric Holder.

Tuesday's bust marks the sixth national Medicare fraud takedown.

Nearly 600 individuals have been charged in schemes involving almost $2 billion.

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