Exhibit from court record: red 2018 Ferrari Spider.
Source: U.S. DOJ
A Miami federal judge bought a laboratory owner founded guilty of defrauding Medicare to surrender more than $187 million worth of earnings from the rip-off, consisting of $30 million in money, a 2018 Ferrari Spider and realty, the U.S. Department of Justice stated Wednesday.
The laboratory owner, Minal Patel of Atlanta, was sentenced in August to 27 years in jail for submitting almost $500 million in incorrect claims to Medicare for advanced, and pricey, cancer hereditary tests.
Medicare is the federally run program that supplies health protection to mainly older Americans.
The DOJ stated Wednesday that the 44- year-old conspired with telemedicine business, call centers and client brokers to persuade Medicare recipients to take the hereditary tests through his business LabSolutions.
Telemedicine physicians robo-signed prescriptions for the tests despite the fact that they did not assess the clients and typically did not even talk to them, according to the DOJ.
Medicare paid more than $187 million in incorrect claims for the tests.
In addition to the Ferrari, which he purchased for almost $400,000, Patel likewise will surrender a Land Rover Range Rover that he acquired for $215,000, according to court files.