Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Former Quebec doctor charged with fraud worth 375 million dollars in U.S.
Jacques Roy had a medical licence to practice in the province of Quebec until 1995. Dr. Roy along with six other people are alleged to have bilked the U.S. Medicare system out of 375 million dollars.
The U.S. Deputy Attorney General said:"This represents the single largest fraud amount, orchestrated by one doctor, in the history of our Medicare fraud strike force operations," Apparently Roy created a false identity and billed for services he never provided.
Roy faces ten charges. If convicted he could serve up to 100 years in prison. Somehow I do not think that he will serve that long. He is already 52!
For much more on the details of Roy's fancy scheming see this CBC article. Roy worked in the Dallas Fort Worth area in Texas.